When You Can’t See the Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Sometimes things don’t turn out the way you hoped they would when you travel. My anticipation was high to see the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains but when I reached the lookout point, all I could see was a thick white mist that showed no signs of clearing to reveal one of the most famous rock formations in the world. Sasha and I debated whether we should just come back tomorrow but first we decided to walk down a trail to a lower lookout, hoping we would be able to see just one part of the Three Sisters.

Three Sisters

We walked through the trees, spotting bright red birds standing out against the dark green, and opened up our umbrellas as it started to drizzle. When we got to the lower lookout point, I could only see a sliver of the trees and mountains but we started joking and laughing about how I got to “see” the Three Sisters. And as we walked back up the trail to the main street, I recognized how we didn’t let this tiny setback put a damper on things. We still enjoyed the scenery as best as we could. No matter how big or small the obstacle, travelers are lucky to be in a new place at all so why waste time dwelling on the insignificant?

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

I like to think my positive outlook was the reason the clouds cleared just enough for me to see the Three Sisters and only the Three Sisters. The forest in the background was still covered completely in white but I had a good 15 minutes to take all the pictures I wanted before the mist rolled in again concealing the rocks. The view was worth the anticipation and it was worth the wait as well.

 

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