BRW – Day 4 – Mist and Pissed, I may need a Therapist?

Posted: August 3, 2016 in Travel

When one is bored of a night time in NSW just watch the weather report on 3 different channels. Anything from a flood to polar caps melting is likely the next two days. A cool night for sleeping but had my share of nightmares solely due to the weird photo above my bed. It’s like the Children of the Corn visited The Overlook Hotel # redrum

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A very hearty breakfast was first on agenda after we used our flashlight to find the dining room in the mist. Our host assured us today was going to be the best day of the next few. If that is the case I may well as go up to Govetts Leap and well ….. leap I guess. We did take his suggestion though and changed our High Tea at Majestic to one at Lilanfels Resort today so the beloved offered to shout us a massage first at the day spa. Great to have a worker in the family . We headed off a bit early in simply horrid weather and as close to Echo Point again went there first to laugh at the bus loads of tourists groping their way through the fog

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UPDATE. It is freezing . One can only laugh at tourists for so long until you realise “Hey I am on holidays too and would like clear skies please ” . So we backtracked to our resort, had a quick swim, and then lined up for a very pleasant hour long massage . After having every inch of body kneaded and squeezed and combined with cold weather the one organ needing stat attention was my kidney! Of course then, old Larry Liver got the hump so had to find a bar before our High Tea.

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Now Lilanfels is not cheap as our $12 stubbies confirmed but is a lovely sprawling complex. Our High Tea , with French Champagne as you do, was standard fare but very enjoyable. The one negative is that it is not served in a designated area but rather in The Lounge where guests, with rowdy kids in tow, also congregate. Made my cream clot I tell ya

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As it is still not “gawking from on high” type weather time to walk into Leura Village . About a 15 minute walk so very doable but then decided to keep going to Gordon Falls lookout as Leura Village was a bit like Maryhole on a Sunday afternoon. About 30 mins later arrived at lookout and well worth the effort especially as only folk there . Still cloudy but showing some signs of improvement.

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By now though the ankle was dead so time to find a pub. It was only 3:30 pm so a bit early for dinner even for reduntirees so I sat on a bench with the other old farts while CLP did some local shopping. Then onto Alexandra Hotel with no great plan apart from wondering if u could get dinner at 5 pm? We did not need to worry. As sometimes happens on holidays we found another couple sitting by the fire and before you knew it it was 6:30 pm and time for a very passable dinner . And a bottle of red . By now there were even some stars out which helped on the walk home although what I really needed was a wheelbarrow and a rugged individual with 20 minutes to spare

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So once again a largely unplanned afternoon had turned into a rather enjoyable few hours meeting new folk and consuming alcohol. Tomorrow has a planned visit to Jenolan Caves in early afternoon but we may just change all that if it dawns clear. It’s called living life on the edge baby.

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