Surfers walking back along the southern breakwater of Newcastle’s harbour entrance.
Originally posted on Hamilton North, NSW 2292:
I thought that the rain we got the other week would result in a banker but it was such a slow, steady fall that…
Mark Maclean’s Hamilton North blog chronicling his continuing adventures down the Styx. As I currently work in an office very close by (actually in the old Clyde street lightbulb factory) […]
Where else can you go for a run and end up with a harbour tug as your pace companion. Newcastle is still a working port.
Mesmersing wave refractions from the breakwater point. The precision of Huygens principle embodied in the refraction pattern around the harbour entrance.
A day of extreme picnicking at Speers Point.
A young girl studies her iPhone during the dawn service.
The guns of the old fort salute Anzac day in the cold dawn light.
There always comes that last perfect autumn day that is the hidden doorway between the seasons. It’s never the last good day, but some how you know that the days […]
A roiling summer sunset viewed from harbour side.
An arrival, another coal carrier arrives to feed the vast industrial maw of the Middle Kingdom. And a departure, the sail training ship STS Endeavour departs harbour under jib.
The old fort late at night, funny to think that I got married here a couple of weeks ago. 🙂
A dawn moon, cirrus and slowly decaying contrail in the early morning sky over Cooks Hill, Newcastle.
Patiently guarding the harbour entrance against enemies long past, the old fort slumbers on…
A view from my hotel suite’s balcony towards Nobby’s and Fort Scratchley.
Après moi, le déluge (Madame Pompadour)… After a swim, hot chips (Australian)
Inside the Head of Edward Tulip at the Wonderdome, Foreshore…
Appearing like a 1970s Sci-Fi film revenant upon the harbour foreshore, a geodesic dome for goodness sake…Jenny Agutter where are you now when we truly need you? 🙂
View from Fort Scratchley to the baths at low tide.
Like a Jeffrey Smart painting, there is always a slight air of menace about the precise humorless geometry of Honeysuckle… And what is that at the second window?
Panorama shot of Newcastle harbour, shot using Camera+ and assembled using Autostitch (a very neat little app). Now if I could just get rid of that slight ghosting…
Twilight at Wheeler place with a bright evening venus rising over the Town Hall. Caught this coming back from a run along the foreshore.
How many people look to the right or left of them when passing between the gates? If you do (and even more so if you stand still and regard the […]
Quite my favourite restaurant…
At one time I was the Design Manager for the Hunter Rail Car project. I parachuted in late in the day to sort out the second toughest part of any […]
A quiet Thursday night looking across the harbour.
Newcastle harbour on a glorious dead calm spring afternoon, the sea rising and falling in a slight glassy swell.
Views of the Obelisk and Newcastle’s maritime precincts from the top of King Edwards park at dusk.