The Blue Mountains – The Three Sisters
I’d like to firstly point out, I’ve not edited these pictures except to resize them. There has been no post processing colour changes, this is the Blue Mountains al-natural.
I LOVE nature, I didn’t get the nickname Natatree for nothing. Give me the bush, or a forest over a beach anyday. Rolling hills, rocks, animals, it’s where I feel most at home. So when my parents decided to move and they originally started looking at the base of the Blue Mountains, I was ecstatic. While we aren’t where we originally started looking, we are closer to the mountains. Once I get my P’s, I can see myself going for drives just to go and visit some of the many gorgeous areas.
One of the most popular places is The Three Sisters. I don’t remember the first time I went, but I know i’ve visited many many times. It still leaves me in awe. They stand at 922, 918 & 906 metres (Over 3000ft above sea level).
The legend (Being from the Gundungurra Tribal Council) is that 3 sisters, Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, part of the Gundungurra tribe fell in love with 3 brothers from the near by Dharruk tribe. However the marriage was forbidden by tribal law.
The brothers were warriors and decided to take the maidens by force. Tribal war forced the Kuradjuri (clever man) of the Gundungurra people to turn the sisters into stone. He intended to restore them after the danger had passed and the war had ended.
Unfortunately, the Kuradjuri (clever man) was killed in the battle and to this day nobody has been able to break the spell and turn the Three Sisters back to their natural form.
I’d love to explore the mountains more one day, with someone. There are so many different walks, including one where you can get ‘up close and personal’ with the sisters 😛 I’d also really love to do the Scenic experiences!