Summertime in Newcastle

Welcome to my first blog for 2016! I wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year and I hope that it brings all that you desire.

We have been back in Newcastle now for 6 weeks, so I thought I would post a little more about my home town. I have spent quite a bit of time in by the harbour and around by the beaches, mainly because I enjoy it so much – my heart lifts, my soul is revived and it makes me happy. But I also visit because I have been wanting to practice some photography. I have been doing the 52 week photo challenge, hosted by American artist, Ricky Tims and I have thoroughly enjoyed it – I have learnt so much along the way. He is running a similar course this year – if you are interested click here.

Anyway, I thought I would share some sights from around Newcastle:

Newcastle is home to the world’s largest coal exporting port, so you can sit and watch the ships come and go:


Take a walk along”Honeysuckle“, harbourside (and maybe stop at any of the many restaurants along the way)


Go see the new ANZAC memorial walk where you can watch the hang-gliders above:


or the people below:


A walk along the beach is always good: whether it is to watch the sun come up on New Year’s Eve:


or watch the local bird life:




or observe other photographers trying to capture the sunrise:


You could also take a dip at the Ocean Baths:


You might try your hand at surfing:


or try some rock fishing (wearing a life vest, of course – safety first)


Away from the coast, you might also run into one of the locals (who came visiting one morning):


I hope you have enjoyed this visual display of Newcastle and I that I have maybe tempted you to come and visit.