October 2015

Beach animals

Sea Snake on Redhead Beach 25/9/2015

Sea Snake Redhead Beach 25-09-15

Sea Snake Redhead Beach 25-09-15

Bluebottle washed up on Redhead Beach 19/10/2015. This is one of the longest stingers I have seen.

Redhead Beach Long stinger Bluebottle 19-10-15

Redhead Beach Long stinger Bluebottle 19-10-15

Regular fast food garbage in Redhead Beach carpark early Sunday morning. The photo was taken from next to the garbage bin.

Redhead Beach Sunday Morning carpark mess 11-10-15

Redhead Beach Sunday Morning carpark mess 11-10-15

September 2015

Blue bottle on Redhead beach 27-09-2015. High winds and rough surf for a week have brought in an early bunch of Bluebottles.

Bluebottle on Redhead beach 27-09-15

Bluebottle on Redhead beach 27-09-15

Redhead Beach 17/9/2015 early morning shades of grey and green

Redhead Beach Clouds 17-09-15

Redhead Beach Clouds 17-09-15

Redhead Beach Second Creek plant life 11/09/2015

Redhead 2nd Creek Plants 11-09-15

Redhead 2nd Creek Plants 11-09-15

Redhead Beach Second Creek 11/09/2015

Redhead 2nd creek 11-09-15

Redhead 2nd creek 11-09-15

Pelican totem pole cloudy day Black Neds Bay

Pelican on Pole Black neds Bay

Pelican on Pole Black neds Bay

Redhead Beach golden sunrise 5/9/2015

Redhead Beach gold sunrise 05-09-15

Redhead Beach gold sunrise 05-09-15

Redhead Beach colourful sunrise 31/7/2015

Redhead beach sunrise 31-07-15

Redhead beach sunrise 31-07-15

Redhead Beach erosion from big seas May 2015

Redhead Beach erosion 15-05-15

Redhead Beach erosion 15-05-15

Redhead Beach Second Creek green after rain

Rehead 2nd Creek 02-02-13

Redhead 2nd Creek 02-02-13

Redhead Beach a bunch of Bluebottles

Bluebottles Redhead Beach 27-08-14

Bluebottles Redhead Beach 27-08-14

July 2015

Ted Harvey checking out one of his old boards he rode around 1964, a  classic 10 foot Sam Egan recently restored by Domma shown here with Ted at Pacific Dreams Wood and Glass exhibition in December 2012. Ted’s eyes lit up when Domma brought this one in obviously bringing back fond memories.”Big Ted” past away last Monday 27/7/2015 aged 77. Ted was one of Newcastle’s finest surfers and certainly one of the originals from the 1950’s who surfed with style and grace and loved the big stuff especially Nobbys Reef.

Ted Harvey and Domma 2012

Ted Harvey and Domma 2012

Redhead Beach 08/07/2015.The sun burning a hole in the thick early morning cloud cover.

Redhead Beach sun burst 08-07-14

Redhead Beach sun burst 08-07-14

In 1999 way ahead of time Martin Littlewood of Delta Designs Margaret River dropped back in to show off a range of hand made, hi tech, light and strong epoxy sandwich construction surfcraft.

Martin Delta Designs 2000

Martin Delta Designs 2000

Surfer on a big wave at Redhead Beach 1998. The photo is hazy from spray and taken a long way from the wave but worth a look.

Redhead beach big wave 1998

Redhead beach big wave 1998

A nice little left early morning Redhead Beach 28/6/2015. A bit of relief from all the heavy days of late.

Nice left Redhead Beach 28-06-15

Nice left Redhead Beach 28-06-15

Black Neds Bay Mangroves 02/07/2015 filtering the sun.

Black Neds Bay Mangroves 02-07-15

Black Neds Bay Mangroves 02-07-15

Tiny island for pelicans and other sea birds Black Neds Bay 02/07/2015

Black Neds Bay Pelicans 02-07-15

Black Neds Bay Pelicans 02-07-15

May/June 2015

Newcastle Anzac Memorial Walk 21/06/2105. A cliff top walkway overlooking the cliffs north of Bar Beach and with views all over Newcastle.

Newcastle Memorial walk 2 21-06-15

Newcastle Memorial walk 2 21-06-15

Newcastle Anzac Memorial Walk silhouettes representing those who served.

Newcastle Memorial walk 21-06-15

Newcastle Memorial walk 21-06-15

Another nice morning Redhead Beach 08/06/2015

Redhead Beach sunrise 08-06-15

Redhead Beach sunrise 08-06-15

 

My son Sam and his mate Pat are having success land base game fishing using their hand made lures.

Sam and Tuna

Sam and Tuna

Sam and Spanish Mackeral 2

Sam and Spanish Mackeral 2

The sharks get to a lot of the fish before they can be reeled in.

Sam and shark eaten Tuna

Sam and shark eaten Tuna

Check the teeth on this denizon of the deep.

Sam and sharp toothed fish

Sam and sharp toothed fish

Sam fishing

Sam fishing

Redhead Beach Pink morning 25/05/2015

Redhead beach pink morning 25-05-15

Redhead beach pink morning 25-05-15

Whats on the bottom? Redhead Beach 17/05/2015 after some heavy seas the flotsom washed up has a disturbing amount of plastics in it. Maybe the people of the world need to start recycling more or use better alternate products.

Plastics washed up Redhead Beach 17-05-14

Plastics washed up Redhead Beach 17-05-14

Another huge swell Redhead Beach 02/06/2015

Redhead big surf 02-06-15

Redhead big surf 02-06-15

 

April 2015

The surf just seems to get wilder Redhead Shark Tower in a froth HG couldnt top 15/5/2015

Redhead beach big sea 15-05-15

Redhead beach big sea 15-05-15

Nay Beach Redhead 6/5/2015 The recent continuous big seas have taken back the sand.

Nay beach Redhead 06-05-14

Nay beach Redhead 06-05-15

Redhead Beach cloud blanket 14/4/2015 maybe a hint of some weather coming.

Redhead beach cloud blanket 14-04-15

Redhead beach cloud blanket 14-04-15

Redhead Beach 22/4/2015 The morning after the storm with the strongest winds I have seen around here and the wettest up in the Hunter Valley.

Redhead Beach after storm 22-04-15

Redhead Beach after storm 22-04-15

Redhead Beach 2nd creek flowing 23/4/ 2015. With heavy rain the creek has cut through 3 metres of built up sand to flow out to sea.

Redhead 2nd creek flowing 23-04-15

Redhead 2nd creek flowing 23-04-15

One of the last trains on Ferleigh Track 1977. Now a walking and cycleway, trains carrying coal from the Belmont John Darling and Redhead Lambton B Collieries and also daily passenger trains used this track into Newcastle taking about 20 minutes to go into town.

Train on Ferleigh Track 1977

Train on Ferleigh Track 1977

Redhead sand shed 1977. A big tin shed with sand in it, where it was then loaded onto trucks, with the sand even used on beaches in Hawaii so I heard.

Redhead Sand Shed 1978

Redhead Sand Shed 1978

March 2015

The grave of 64th street. In 1964 when I was 14, one of the older Redhead surfers took me surfing to a secret surf spot down a bush track about a kilometer down from Caves Beach they called 64th Street. This was a reef break about 300 metres out and had a left that held up big and frankly scared the hell out of me. Around the late 60s “they” started dumping tons of rocks forming a breakwater out to this reef for some pie in the sky reason. This rock wall never progressed past its initial phase and stands as seen here today burying a once pristine surf spot, 64th Street.

64th street

64th street

 

64th Street's old take off zone

64th Street’s old take off zone

Sand model on Redhead beach early morning 29/3/2015

Redhead Beach Sand Model 29-03-15

Redhead Beach Sand Model 29-03-15

Orange Clouds early morning Redhead Beach 18/03/2015

Redhead Beach orange clouds 18-03-15

Redhead Beach orange clouds 18-03-15

Caves Beach from the water 12/3/2015

Caves Beach 12-03-2015

Caves Beach 12-03-2015

Redhead Beach sunrise 08/3/2015

Redhead Beach Sunrise 08-03-15

Redhead Beach Sunrise 08-03-15