Trying my best to push my restlessness to the side, there have been a few road trips with family and friends this spring. Maybe its all the Jack Kerouac I’ve been reading?
The following is a brief typology of Australian roads.
When I told Dad that we should go for a walk along the tide pools I thought it was weird that he was wearing jeans and not shorts. But as they say, respect your elders, so I let him be. Well really I asked him why he wasn’t wearing shorts at least 3 times but gave up after that.
The town of Katoomba, the heart of the Greater City of Blue Mountains, is a breeding ground for eccentric characters, poets, artists, environmentalists and numerous others of the same general vein. Suffice to say the mix of relaxed hippie vibes, historic houses and new found wealth from Sydney weekenders leads for some interesting streets.
The following is a brief typology of Katoomba houses.
Roughly every five years my mum’s family, the Thomson clan, has a huge reunion with long lost cousins from across Australia and this week we’re headed down to Geelong to see what the hubbub is all about. Next week I’ll be in Melbourne seeing my brothers and then camping near Eden with my dad, so expect some radio silence.
Here’s a photo of Nick being stoked on an eagle visiting us at lunch the other day to get you through. Back soon!
The Tinderry range, characterised by huge granite monoliths and dominated by Tinderry and Tinderry Twin peaks, rises abruptly from cleared and undulating hills east of Michelago. Sounds perfect for a Sunday stroll.
I didn’t realize it until we got there this time but I’d been here before, actually a string of bad luck in my early days as a camper involves the Wombeyan Caves. Although there were a few differences between this time and the last.
Katoomba sits right in the middle of the Blue Mountains, there are a tonne of daywalks and they’re right at your doorstep.