The Christmas/New Year period is a time that many escape from the city, heading in every direction by the droves, the CBD streets are empty like no other day on Christmas as people spend time with their families and not at work. Using this time to travel the central coast of NSW and explore some little know locations is a breath of fresh air and sigh of relief – a vast contrast to the city of Sydney.
A campfire being constructed to keep warm while viewing fireworks from the beach.
Warm sand and turquoise water makes for a popular destination.
Brave souls who are possibly regretting life decisions at this moment.
Brave souls who are definitely regretting life decisions at this moment!
Sunset on the Gorokan river, various compositional elements litter the foreground.
An impromptu ride on a ferry to cross the peaceful Lake Macquarie.
The Catherine Hill Bay jetty used for the purpose of coal mining in the 1800’s
The beautiful Catherine Hill Bay beach.
Be like the water that moves around the rock.
A glimpse from the world before time. Overlooking the gorge at Ellenborough Falls
Trial Bay Gaol was built to house convicts while they built the breakwater at the point of harbour between Sydney and Brisbane.
The inside of this pool is calm until…
… The wave crashes.
The remaining breakwater built by convicts, in 10 years of construction they built 30% of the desired length before abandoning the project and the gaol.