Early morning walk to see the sun rise

Nobby's Beach Newcastle
Nobby’s Beach Newcastle
Nobby's Lighthouse as sun begins to rise
Nobby’s Lighthouse as sun begins to rise

We had roughly 24 hours in Newcastle, timed so that we could attend the 90th birthday of a much loved family member, my husband’s Poppy and still make the most of one of the city’s popular locations: Nobby’s beach. The 90th birthday was an extended affair beginning at a local club for a long lunch and continuing into the evening at Nan and Pop’s home, most of the family was there and stories of WWII, cheeky children and spoiled grandchildren were shared over pizza and glasses of wine. It was a lovely day, the tears of joy were many as it had been several years since the family had been together for a celebration.

With the aim of getting some exercise and seeing the sun rise over the water, we awoke early and put on a few layers of clothing before braving the cold weather of an early winter’s morning by the ocean. Nobby’s Beach is a favourite among the locals for walking, jogging, exercising the dogs and surfing, not to mention the occasional backdrop for wedding photos. The only cameras we had were iPhones and I was madly snapping away as we walked towards the end of the break-wall, stopping so often that I had to jog most of the way just to keep up. My hands were icy and a beanie kept my head warm, but being by the ocean and witnessing one of most beautiful, natural events made it worth having ice cold fingers. All of us stood in awe, basking in the golden glow as the sun rose above the horizon, trying not to get wet as the waves crashed against the rocks and concrete blocks stacked on the break-wall.

Early morning walk
Early morning walk
The city of Newcastle
The city of Newcastle
Looking back
Looking back

Invigorated by the walk and the fresh air it was now time for coffee and a bite to eat, breakfast at a local cafe called Estabar consisted of Espresso and toasted sourdough smothered in Avocado with garlic, feta and sea salt – delicious! Before too long we were back on the plane and heading home, Newcastle is a city that is close to my heart, I went to University there and it was where I met my future husband, it was great to be back even though it was only a quick visit.

Popular place to walk and jog
Popular place to walk and jog
On top of the world
On top of the world
Feeling the spray of cold, salty water as we watch the sun rise
Feeling the spray of cold, salty water as we watch the sun rise
Family portrait
Family portrait
Interesting rock
Naturally carved rock, mother nature is very creative
Morpeth Sourdough and Avocado for breakfast
Morpeth Sourdough and Avocado for breakfast
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12 thoughts on “Early morning walk to see the sun rise

  1. Elisa June 20, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    Beautiful pics!

  2. Doggy's Style June 20, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    You made the most our of those 24 hours. Views are great and the description makes you wanna be there, although I must admit that the avocado made my belly roar and go for lunch.

    • Doggy's Style June 20, 2012 / 10:41 pm

      Out not our….

      • twoblackdoggies June 22, 2012 / 8:18 pm

        It was a beautiful sight to see, certainly made up for getting out of bed so early 🙂

  3. restlessjo June 21, 2012 / 4:24 am

    Lucky Nobby, I say! Glad you had such a lovely family time together and I love your photos (specially that spray one- gorgeous!)

    • twoblackdoggies June 22, 2012 / 8:16 pm

      A great location for some family fun, glad you liked the photos 🙂

  4. megtraveling June 21, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    What a nice combination of events to bring you to such a lovely place. Your iphone takes excellent pictures, too!

    • twoblackdoggies June 22, 2012 / 8:16 pm

      It was a lovely quick trip and the iphone came in very handy 🙂

  5. Karen of Honolulu June 23, 2012 / 10:32 am

    You have got to make that light house photo titled looking back, into a post card. It is just beautiful. Wonderful photos!

    • twoblackdoggies June 23, 2012 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment. It was a wonderful sight, the light really made an otherwise ordinary lighthouse look beautiful 🙂

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