It’s Saturday – Mike’s working – Lee’s taking off….
After a walk near the Nepean Bridge where I discovered yet another magnificent magnolia tree in full bloom, I drove Suzi down Mulgoa Road to the village of Mulgoa which is within the Penrith City area and borders the Nepean River.
On the first Sunday of every month is the Mulgoa Country Market with about 65.stalls. I think some must have packed up early.
At the Wallacia end of town, many people were enjoying the beautiful weather at tables outside Black Cat White Cat Café. Diagonally across the road, “La Petite Maison” a boutique & homewares shop, French inspired. Driving back the way I had come, I turned into Fairlight Road and drove along bitumen and then a wide and well-used dirt track to its end in the Blue Mountains National Park.
From there, a short walk along a track through the bush and down log backed steps, along to The Rock Lookout, on the rim of Fairlight Gorge overlooking the Nepean River. To the side of the lookout was a narrow set of stairs that I was a little apprehensive using, testing the steps and the side fence before going up. That was nothing compared to being on top of The Rock! No fences, just the top of the rock and nothing between you and the drop down into the gorge. Spectacular views, but I was concerned about tripping over the uneven rock and took great care whilst there not to go anywhere near the edge.