The country is very steep, very rugged with sheer drops of thousands of feet but the views are spectacular. The last morning Ditz stayed in bed but Sian & I walked out to the lookout & saw the mist rising from the valley floor in curious swirls & spirals that made the whole country look ancient & Gondawanish.
Yes, it is summer here but as you enter the rainforest the temperature plummets & by the time you descend to the valley floor it can get bitterly cold. I always go well rugged up.
The Purling Brooks falls 12 miles, 31/2 hours walking to a series of tranquil pools. It only takes us that long. Most people manage to get in & out in a couple of hours but we get distracted by all sorts of things & for us it is never about the destination but about what we see along the way.