Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Blue Mountains Holiday Trip, part 1

Over the holidays we are spending a few nights in the Blue Mountains. Today was mostly driving, but after our arrival in Lithgow we found the time to visit at least Hassans Wall Lookout, apparently the highest lookout in the area.

Unfortunately, as with my recent work trip, the sky was grey. Photos did not come out too badly considering the circumstances.

A bunch of tourists were going beyond the fences, into areas that are considered out of bounds. Bit too dangerous for my taste, given the landscape.

There were several interesting plants flowering in the area, nearly all of them white. Some of them I do not know the species names of, but the above is Platysace lanceolata (Apiaceae), a common shrub of heath-like habitats.

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