Cicada filled Adventure @ Blue Mountains

8th October 2013 at 9:16 am

Dear Chibi,

Jacky and I drove up to the Blue Mountains over the weekend where we stayed for 2 nights.  We’ve been here several times in the past, but never in spring~ and boy were we in for a surprise! It turns out it’s the cicada’s breeding season and the entire mountains was filled with billions of cicadas camping on the top of trees. The noise was insane!  I have never heard of that many cicadas in my life. It was so loud that it hurt our ears. Thankfully after I put my hat on, it blocked out half the sound. Poor Jacky had to hear it at 100% volume ^^”

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We went for a bush walk down the trails of Wentworth Falls. As we descended lower into the mountains, the noises reduced drastically. Thank goodness! I didn’t actually see any cicadas until we reached the top again. THEY ARE RIDICULOUSLY UGLY D: Don’t worry, there are no photos of any posted on this blog. I prefer to never see one in my life again. EWWW T.T

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The motel where we were staying was just down the road from the Three Sisters, so we took a stroll in the afternoon to see the sunset view :) Jacky’s photos turned out amazing as usual~

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The following day we planned a visit to the Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens. It felt similar to the one in Mount Annan with some nice gardens in the center, and mostly trees/bush on the outer areas.

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Unfortunately, the cicadas in day two were visible EVERYWHERE~ EVERYWHERE! You found them lying all over the concrete, stuck on tree trunks, branches and flying in the air. It was actually a nightmare. I was so scared! And of course, they were still super super noisy. We had taken a little break in midday for a lunch outside, and two of them landed on Jacky =_= This was too much for me to handle so we end up leaving early ^^” It was a shame since photos look the best when taken in the afternoon, but I didn’t want to be exposed to them anymore. Meanwhile, we see lots of kids just picking them up and playing with them *A* One little kid even tried to show me one in her hand. AHHHHHHHHHH XDDDD

It was a nice little weekend away, but I think the overwhelming amount of cicadas made the experience less than ideal. I also came back feeling sick with the cold but hopefully I’ll recover soon :)

 

 

12 Responses to “Cicada filled Adventure @ Blue Mountains”

  1. Jacky says:

    The cicadas ~~” shi shi shi shi shi shi shi.

    Wentworth Falls was fun tho =)

  2. cammyii says:

    Phewwww nice to know u weren’t going to put up cicada pics on your blog >.< ewww!!

    Nice photos regardless!

  3. Somps says:

    We were coming home from Jervis Bay and did a pitstop break at Fitzroy Falls in Kangaroo Valley and came across cicadas too! I didn’t realise how big they were! Unfortunately I came back sick too. :(

  4. InvertMouse says:

    Aww I wanted to see them cicadas man (=U=)!

  5. Lisa says:

    ^_^ Aww… I want to see a cicada. I never seen one before. I heard they’re on the East coast of the United States, and not where I am.

    Looking beautiful as usual, Chibi!

    • Chibi says:

      ahh, Lisa you’re always so sweet!

      :D

      Now I’m wondering if you’ll be like the little kids playing with them when you see one ^^”””

  6. Jacky says:

    Ok for the curious minded, I did take a few pics of the cicadas. They are called ‘masked devil cicadas’ which makes them all the more scary looking. Beware, you have been warned =)

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