We jumped in the car and headed off - Google Maps took us the most 'scenic' route, all to save 9 minutes apparently!! Some of the roads were pretty treacherous, but also a bit of fun in the RS.
As we were coming in to Robertson, the weather dramatically changed. The fog was extremely thick and we were passing through intermittent showers. Brett had no idea where we were going so the further along the road we went, driving well below the speed limit to ensure that we were safe, I just started laughing at the probability of something like this!
Once we arrived, we checked in and headed out on the walk. Although we could hardly see a few meters in front of us, especially on the suspended bridges, it was quite beautiful. The temperature was a good 5-7 degrees cooler than Sydney and the misty rain was refreshing.
Brett didn't overly enjoy the experience as he isn't that keen on heights. I didn't think it would be an issue, but the suspension bridges swayed when they were walked on. I loved it - the serenity, the sounds and being able to take some photos using my camera.
What I didn't love was the two leeches that found their way to my legs! The first one freaked me out quite a bit and I may or may not have sworn quite loudly while I was asking Brett to remove it from me. I slightly freaked the young girl out from the family behind us! He eventually flicked it off my left calf and we started on our way again when the family asked us to describe it as they hadn't seen one before and wanted to know what to look out for. In the process of looking for the leech on the ground, we ended up finding it again... ON MY RIGHT LEG!!! As Brett had flicked it off one leg, it latched itself to my other. I then had another, smaller one trying to get into my sock further along the path. This time Brett was nowhere to be seen (he had perched himself on one of the stable parts of the bridge) so I had to remove it myself! Definitely not fun, but again - something too to the memory banks.
Once we had finished the 1.5km loop of the walk we headed off to the famous Robertson Pie Shop for lunch. I thoroughly enjoyed my beef pie and caramel slice before we headed home... slowly watching the fog lift and the temperature climb back into the 30s as we approached the freeway.
All in all, a great day - you really have to laugh at some of these things or you'll cry!! They really did add to the adventure though :)
Today has also taught me that I need to get back to using my camera a bit more - especially with my macro lense.