In horrendous conditions, the bulk coal carrier, Pasha Bulker ran aground at Nobby’s Beach in Newcastle. Some 3 days later and every man and his dog in Newcastle were still heading to the main beach to check it out.
In their wisdom, the authorities have sealed off Nobby’s Head and closed Nobby’s Beach (if they hadn’t people could wade out and touch the boat without getting terribly wet). Unfortunately, photographers have lost out as the available angles for photos have been cut in half.
By luck, the chopper happened to be flying past when this shot was taken.