As if beached marine life. Female and male life savers lined up to sprint to their rubber duckie, jumped aboard to join the crew, full throttle out to a set-up off-shore where they enacted a rescue, I'm guessing, then raced back to the shore. The photo does not convey the fast pace.
Looming on the horizon are two of the coal ships that queue for coal from the Port of Newcastle, the fossil fuel city.
The post-coal era will come but not soon enough. Progress. Westpac Bank announced it will not finance coal developments which is greeted both with applause and with outrage.
Current tales in Newcastle are about upheavals in preparation for the super-car races of note, meaning certain roads works have closed the roads and residential areas are very cross at finding themselves on a speed way. The east precinct is vintage style, where high rise or modernisation is probably banned - apart from super-car events!
A new light rail to serve the long lean main street is about to start installation. Apartments are spring up in the western precinct and change is accelerating in inner city Newcastle.