The combination of short notice, Monday canyoning, and wet weather meant I ended up doing the trip on my own, which was fine. It gave me a chance to have a nice sleep in, do some shopping and catch up with a friend as well.
As for Empress Canyon, all up it took me just over 2 hours, even after taking the longer route via Edinburgh Castle Rock and having plenty of pauses for photos.
A great little trip which while short is very scenic, and the abseil down the waterfall is lovely. The rain made everything look prettier and ensured I had the whole place to myself. Definitely a good pick for a quick run through on a relaxing day off. The only downside is I think my Volleys have finally worn out completely, but they’ve had a good run.