What a difference a day makes. Two days training for the South Coast Track   this Australia Day weekend and two completely different days of weather.

On Saturday I walked into Merewether beach just in time for a spectacular dawning of a typical hot summers day.

Sunrise on Merewether Beach








Perfect for a swim at Newcastle Ocean Baths on the way around the coast.  I finished the 15 klms round trip from home hot and tired at 9:30am.

Waking up to consistent rain today (Sunday) meant another experience altogether. It was still warm at the start but the sea breeze  and rain soon put a chill in the air. It was a later start, just before 6 am,  but I still had the esplanade to myself for the walk out to the end of the break-wall where I was joined by three joggers enjoying the morning, their chirpy conversation and fluorescent running gear cutting  through the grey summer rain. A beautiful, if wet, walking morning.

Break-wall at Nobbys looking seaward

Nobby’s Lighthouse from the break-wall looking towards Newcastle