Hassans Walls Lookout is one of those jaw-dropping, no-words-do-justice kind of place. A place that mesmerizes and leaves you quiet and still.
I couldn’t help but think of the countless feet – with shoes and without – that had walked over the rocks.
It’s ancient land.
On this trip to the Blue Mountains, in 2009, we drove the back roads between Oberon, Jenolan Caves, Hartley Valley and Lithgow.
It was our first trip out after a long time. I needed a soul kind of place.
On the drizzly, overcast day, and on this side of the Blue Mountains, there were far less tourists than the more famous Three Sisters and Echo Point at Katoomba. We could stop and take it all in almost undisturbed.
And an added special moment was that we met a local volunteer guide who was just there, happy to show his local pride and have a chat. He had as companion a young female dingo, on a leash, who sat patiently, attentively, for her master.
Seemed right, in this place of all places. ♦
‘One Shot Wonders’ series
Photo taken Easter 2009, with my old Canon PowerShot A550
Hassans Walls Reserve tourist drive, Lithgow Tourism: http://www.lithgow-tourism.com/hassans.htm
145 km from Sydney CBD (2 hours 4 mins)
287 km from Canberra CBD (4 hours 1 min) [Google Maps]