After two days of enforced lock-ins at home over Christmas (it was around about then that they realised that things are only 24/7 in the inner city….), we went in search of the highest mountain to breathe in some fresh air. Lucky for us, Orange is centred around the glorious peak of Mount Canobolas. We drank in the view, got the inspiration to plan to go bushwalking and generally blew the cobwebs away.
Which is what The Italian needed, as he’d just been subjected to a Lord of the Rings marathon over Xmas & Boxing Day, culminating in going to the local cinema to see The Hobbit. For someone who had never heard of Tolkien before, and was reading the subtitles, it was a bit of a tall order. Nevertheless he managed to survive the experience.
Ah the view, the view – and no dragons in sight.