BLUE MOUNTAINS – 22 March 2020
After our Cerberus walk there was much debate about what we’d do on the Sunday. We opted for Centennial Glen – and have to say that it was the highlight of the weekend, who would have thought that there’d be such a nice 1/2 day trip so close to civilisation?
With all the canyons closed over the summer period, everyone was casting around for something to do, and (lucky for us), Fat Canyoners had posted this trip on their blog. I wasn’t expecting a fabulous trip, but this definitely surpassed my expectations.
This was the end of the canyon, we simply walked out on the tourist track … and this was problematic. You know that we’d said we’d do social distancing – well this was absolutely impossible on the tourist track. Look at where I’m standing above, not only is there a metal rail for hand born viruses to attach to, but the track is only 1m wide, and we had people passing us on this track for the whole time we were abseiling here. For those who think it’s ok to go out on a tourist track for “exercise” get real – you absolutely cannot do social distancing on a tourist track.
As we were walking out on the track, we passed the small waterfall that we walked under to get into the creek. More Unfinished Business – when all this is over, we’ll be back to go into the creek higher up and abseil this little beauty!
Was a great weekend, little did we realise that this would be our last trip out for many months. On the 29th March, our PM gave us the news that we were in virtual Lock Down – it sort of snuck up on us. I was watching the Press Conference with my son’s family and as soon as the PM said “over 70s with underlying health issues should stay at home” my son grounded me – maybe I shouldn’t have grounded him so much when he was a teenager.
So, on our last canyon trip for quite some time, I want to thank John G for suggesting these two trips and Trish and Penny for coming along for the ride. See you on the other side of the Lock Down!