Boy, Is My Face Red

Well, I survived the summit, or to be more accurate, the hike on a paved path up a hill. However, I got a good dose of sun while I was out walking. I probably walked about 8 miles (15 km) yesterday. The only reason my sunburn isn’t worse is that I was pretty tanned before yesterday. It was the first day I wore socks and boots in over a month and I now have a tan line where my socks were.

I’m in Canberra today. I’ll be here for two nights before I head to the Blue Mountains, then drop my car off in Sydney. Now that I’m in Canberra again, I’m sort of back on the backpackers circuit in Australia. Lots of early 20-somethings around. I fear what it will be like in Sydney.

From Sydney, I’ll send out some mail, explore the city, and then fly to Tasmania for a few days. If possible, I’ll try to fly to Lord Howe Island as well.

Today I’ll go visit the sites in Canberra (Parliament building, war memorial, etc) then try to get the photos I took from the last week up on Flickr.

2 Replies to “Boy, Is My Face Red”

  1. I’m sure you’ll see the Opera House and Harbour Bridge…go walk around ‘The Rocks’ you can see both these iconic landmarks from there. There is a country train that can take you up to the Blue Mountains, rather than driving up there. One thing about Sydney, anytime during the day if you are hungry, there’s plenty of places to eat at and the prices are reasonable. Have fun in Sydney!

  2. Enjoy Canberra sightseeing – they designed the whole centre of the city with sight lines in mind, so it’s different to a city that ‘just grew’.

    If you’re going from Sydney to the Blue Mountains, you may want to stop in at Jenolan caves on the way. Even if you don’t take one of the tours, it’s still worth a quick look at the area, and it’s an interesting drive. Just be aware that the road between Jenolan and the Blue Mountains is closed for part of the day so they can get coaches in and out without pushing cars off the road, which gives you an idea of how narrow the road is.

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