Friday, June 08, 2007

AGROUND ON NOBBYS BEACH





Stuck hard and fast on Nobbys Beach four hours ago. Gales and heavy surf have probably run the Pasha Bulkers aground.
The crew were ferried by choppers to the nearby park- dangerous work.
As many as seventy ships queue off shore waiting to load coal supplies and they move right
out to sea when storms threaten.
Soon after, a torrential rain storm hit and in no time water overflowed the gutters flooding many parts of town for a time, adding to the chaos.

It was no weather for a dog

12 comments:

alice said...

First, I thought it was Newcastle UK...Hope the weather will be calm very soon. At least, have you had enough rain?

Sally said...

Looks like it is maybe going to break up. The storm is hitting Sydney now; glad I am home!

Irina said...

It looks scary!

julia said...

More rain than enough, Chichester (cant spell) dam is over the spillway etc. Many suburbs have flash floods a meter deep,no power etc, very unusual for them. Every service is stretched. But I have been fortunate.Weather has eased alhtought it is said it will return this afternoon for a time.

Sally said...

You take care, Julia.

Not doing much for Warragamba it seems - localised to coast.

Abraham Lincoln said...

It must be a nasty storm from all the talk and your excellent photographs. Your journalistic skills exceed mine. Stay safe.

Nathalie said...

Hi Julie, it was bad on the central coast but I heard it was worse in Newcastle. Congratulations for getting to Nobbys Beach to report on the event, it's a remarkable sight!
Hope you are well

(I have put a link to your photos today)

Bergson said...

everyone with the shelters Titanic arrives

one met in http://sydneynearlydailyphot.blogspot.com/

in front of a hot chocolate

julia said...

Images of the Titanic are right on. One of the fun things about wild weather is the hot chocolate and shelter that follows. Am enjoying the lull. Old Man Lincoln - your modesty is showing.

Chris & Deb said...

These photos are simply amazing!

Gavin Hart said...

Wow, dramatic shots! You were brave to venture out in that weather. I escaped it all, I'm in Queensland now. :-)

John said...

Great set of images.