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I visited the shipwreck of the “Sigma” which was washed up on Stockton Beach north of Newcastle (and the entrance to the Hunter River), Newcastle, New south Wales, Australia in January 2011.
This can be done by driving north over the Stockton Bridge from Newcastle and the going along Stockton Beach north until you reach the wreck just off the beach.
If you have a four-wheel drive this is easier and there are a couple of access point – one at the southern end of the beach and another closer to the wreck further up the main road north from Stockton that ends at the Pacific Highway.
I don’t have a four-wheel drive, so I drove up to the more northern access road and drove as far as I could and then walked from there to the wreck. The return trip can be done easily within a day but make sure you take some water with you.
The photo was taken with a Nikon D70 camera fitted with a Tamron AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-300mm 1:3.5-6.3 Macro zoom lens.
The photo has been tweaked using Gimp software – select/copy/paste tools to remove some imperfections, brightness/contrast tool and sharpening filter.
Home town: Regents Park, NSW