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January 24th, 2009

(no subject) [Jan. 24th, 2009|06:26 pm]
Nick Verne
Today we had the first over-forty-degree scorcher since we arrived in Sydney. Last summer fizzled, so far this summer has sizzled. Today, we saw the forecast for Sydney and decided the Blue Mountains was a better place to be. It was still hot up there, but not scorching. And down in Sydney it literally scorched our tree fern, poor thing. Its fronds have great brown scars all over.

The Mountains were pretty and blustery. We thought to have lunch at the Hydro Majestic, but failed to check if it would be open. We drove on to Medlow Bath to find it was still closed for renovations. Back to Katoomba for a lunch in the Savoy Cafe in a completely orignal Art Deco strip of shops.

After buying crap souvenirs and doing the obligatory rounds of Echo Point and Scenic World with its busloads of tourists, we started the drive back to Sydney hoping to arrive as the forecasted cool change blew in. We were off by about ten minutes, but I won't harp on that. Now it's a much more comfortable 26C. We avoided 41C (106F for you Imperialists). I wonder how Mum's garden survived? Eek. She's away right now up the coast.
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