Forgot my camera on the early morning Prince Henry Walk (Katoomba Falls to Echo Point) - damn!
I caught the train to Leura, walked to Leura Cascades and Bridal Vale Falls then took the Gordon Falls track. What magnificent views! Had to detour by Olympic lookout as the track beyond that was closed, walked down to the Gordon Falls lookout, then took the round track past the Pool of Shilom and up to Lyrebird Dell (no lyrebirds, though!) The Dell is gorgeous, with a tumbling waterfall and beautiful hanging swamp above a large cave. Did I mention how gorgeous the ferns are?
The bush is regenerating in several areas (Leura, Katoomba west of Echo Point) after deliberately lit fires over the past 18 months-2 years. I've taken photos in several areas of how it regenerates. It's amazing.
Tomorrow I'm heading for Wentworth Falls and a favourite: Darwin's Walk, and the Shortcut Track.
Happy writing and bushwalking
PS and now a host of pics from the Leura region
PPS I'll relocate these in a Gallery on my return. The internet's a bit slow here (my provider, other providers are fine. Yes, I am going to change providers as soon as I can)