We are currently staying in the Blue Mountains area with Fliss' brother, wife and kids. In between providing pushes for swings (something that works up a hell of a thirst) we have struck out into the bush for a short walk. The Three Sisters are just down the road and the view across the untouched mountains is pretty impressive. The forest valley stretches beyond the horizon with the tree's emitting the blue haze which gives this region it's name.
Hopefully we shall go for another walk tomorrow. The local wildlife has been pretty benign. The only danger so far is a recently incinerated funnel web spider hole and a massive hunter spider that was evicted from the house before I woke up and learnt of it. Apparently it's the snakes I have to watch for.