Jervis Bay
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hi everyone

I am so glad to be able to connect with you, again.

I have been very busy with my beautiful guests Arezo and Fatima with their husbands, moving out of my house after long long time, I have had pleasure to be with them for such a long time, I do miss them, so much ,they taught me so many things, specially Joe helped me to establish my Persian blog, which I am grateful for that, I have played Esm&famil with them and so many other memories to remember, I wish them evey happiness and success in the future, love to write again

Ashie

Recently I went to Jervis Bay, which is three hours' drive south of Sydney on a pretty part of the coast.  The Bay is huge and so sheltered that it is home to dolphins and, sometimes, whales.  The sands of the beaches are pure white and dazzling in the sunlight.  The waters are turquoise at the edge and a deeper blue towards the horizon.  A walk along the white sands with your feet in the cool water is a perfect way to end an afternoon of dolphin watching.  The boats that take you out to see the dolphins are either fast or slow - depending on your preference - we chose the fast one and saw so many dolphins that we lost count of them.  They swam under the boat and surfed in the waves created by the boat's momentum.  So beautiful - it was as if they wanted to see us!     When the sun went  down the sky was full of stars and the restuarants offered every variety of food.  The next day we wore snorkels, masks and flippers so we could view the small fish and rock formations under the water nearby a wonderful beach.  It was my first time snorkelling and I hope to do much, much more because it was so enjoyable

This is one of the great adventures you can enjoy near Sydney and it is only one of many.  There is much more and I will be writing about them soon.

Love from Ashie from Sydney.


 
JENOLAN CAVES
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Hi from Ashie

I am so happy to be able to connect with you again, I have been very busy with everyday duties also with my beautiful tenants, Mr Joe Ironsmith and his wife, and other couples who stayed with me for more than 7 mounths, and just left this house with all the memories two weeks ago. I miss them so much, they thought me so many new things from Iran and played the game "esm & famil". I wish them happy life and successful future.

I have recently visited Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountians for the first time after 32 years of living in Sydney so I would like to give you a little information about this place.  Remember when you are in Sydney this is one of the most beautiful and important things to see. 

When the Great Western Highway leaves behind the outskirts of Sydney and wanders across the ridges of the Blue Mountains for an hour or so the landscape abruptly changes.  The road starts its descent towards some of Australia’s richest farming regions and the olive green slopes appear full of fertile promise.

 Then there is a sign that points left towards Jenolan Caves.  It is a sign worth following.  The narrow road weaves its way through a picturesque valley and then winds around some steep tree-studded hills until a grand arch of rocky walls confronts the driver.

 Beyond the arch is a glimpse of an older Australia in the shape of a resort hotel that has seen better days but whispers wild tales of romantic weekend holidays, discrete mid-week getaways, and, possibly, nervous wedding nights enjoyed by a generation now consigned to countless retirement villages.  However, the visitor should not be distracted by the warm hospitality of the hotel café and the quaint furnishings of the public rooms

of Caves House.

 

Back in the shadows of the Grand Arch are several entry points to a series of spectacles that have fascinated Australians since pioneers discovered them in the middle of the nineteenth century.  T

 

hose adventurous men were guided, in all probability, by Aborigines who had long ago given the place a name sounding something like Jenolan.

 

 

The Jenolan Caves are the result of water flowing underground and shaping the surrounding limestone for more than three hundred million years.  The deep caverns are full of complex structures – the most well-known of which are the descending stalactites and the ascending stalagmites.  However, it is the luminous quality of the subtle colours embedded the cold stone walls that often make the biggest impression.  When the caves were first opened to visitors, coloured electric lights were used to delight the senses.  Now, only white lights are used so that the observer can appreciate the natural splendour of the limestone formations.

 

The men and women who conduct the tours of the caves are both knowledgeable and witty.  They help the visitor see what they themselves see in the caves – unspoilt visions of prehistoric wonder and ancient examples of the glory of unconstrained natural forces.  By the end of the tour every visitor is longing to see more and promising to come back some time soon.