Everyone arrived at our place by 8.30 on Saturday morning and after packing a picnic lunch we were on our way by 9.00. It's fortunate that since we have owned the camper we now have things like folding tables and chairs so they were also packed for the picnic. Our plan was to drive straight to the top of Mt. Lewis, which we did, and walk the short distance out to the escarpment. As we are at almost 900 metres the views here are spectacular.
|Our wonderful friends.|
When we arrived back at our vehicles we had a very welcome cup of tea and biscuit. The boys preferred a beer!
|Smoko at the "hut"|
After smoko we headed back down the mountain to Mary Creek where we waded a short distance through the beautifully cool waters of the shallow creek bed. This is a "no shoes" walk and I'm afraid my friends found the barefoot experience fairly difficult.
|These feet are not meant for "barefooting" it|
After our creek walk we made our way to Ferny Creek for our picnic lunch. It is a beautiful spot right beside the tree-fern lined creek and the spot we lunch in is completely shaded. We lunched on chicken, coleslaw and bread rolls that went down a treat.
|Philip's photo - love this macro shot of one of the many flowering shrubs at Mt. Lewis|
|First course preparation......smoked salmon pate|
|Cheesecake cups for dessert|
The next morning we all woke early and enjoyed breakfast together before everyone headed their separate ways. It was a lovely weekend with friends and one I hope we repeat soon.