The Stairs of Cirith Ungol

Today after lunch I took Scully on a slightly different walk. I checked a map to find something a bit new to do, since we’ve covered many of the same old walks so many times. I realised there was a place we could go about the same distance but that we haven’t done very much.

Valley near Bob Campbell Oval

This walk goes down a steep street down a valley towards a sports field nestled by a creek at the edge of the harbour. But up the hill a bit is this little fern-lined valley.

Valley near Bob Campbell Oval

That’s the street, which is narrow and doesn’t have much traffic, as it leads to a dead end at the sports field.

To go back uphill, we climbed the Stairs of Cirith Ungol:

Stairs of Cirith Ungol

I don’t know the real name (if any) of these stairs, but that’s what I call them. They’re cut into the sandstone and are pretty steep. Today they were covered with leaf litter as well, which made the footing a bit treacherous. (There’s another mention of them here.)

Stairs of Cirith Ungol

Scully handled it okay though. That’s her at the top, the little black blob. Although this isn’t the actual top of the stairs – there are several more beyond what you can see. Eventually it opens out into a street, and we can walk back home from there.

In other happenings today, I had a bunch more ethics classes on the brain uploading/transhumanism topics. Made a comic. And had enough time left over to finally format my Japan travel diary from June into HTML web pages. I haven’t embedded any photos yet, but if you’re curious you can read the diary here. Actually, I posted most of it to this blog back in June, from Japan. If you read it then, you probably don’t need to do it again now.

New content today:

5 thoughts on “The Stairs of Cirith Ungol”

    1. Looks like a nice place! (Checking on Google Maps) I’m not sure I’ll ever find myself in that neck of the woods though.

      1. You won’t be coming to New York to view the eclipse next year? (I’ll be traveling to that area in April to photograph the eclipse, myself.)

          1. It’s a very long way to go and I can’t just take time off to travel on a whim. And it’s only 5 years until the 2028 total eclipse passes almost directly over my home. 🙂

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