Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley, originally uploaded by zuctronic.

After a quick cup of coffee in Kiama, we programmed the GPS for Kangaroo Valley. We found some signs that indicated a "tourist route" so we followed them into the highlands.

My photos don't really adequately demonstrate the "windiness" of the road or the steepness of the cliffs... but this drive had me tightening my sphincter on several occasions. Each time we got out of the car to take some photos, we were swarmed by the most tenacious flies on the planet.

At the bottom of the valley was the Kangaroo River and the Hampden Suspension Bridge, opened in 1898. The bridge wore its age quite well and appeared to have at least another century of service to provide. After taking some pictures of the bridge and the river, we hightailed it out of there leaving a stream of flies in our wake.

1 comment:

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