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Having a Break


Just a short note to let visitors to the Blog know that I’m taking a break from the Blog until the weekend (28 May 2011). I’m just a little snowed under at the moment. Thanks – I’ll be back soon.

 

Gallipoli and the ANZACS: The Website


With Anzac Day having just past for another year, I thought I might continue the focus on Gallipoli for just another day. For everything you may want to know about Gallipoli and the legend of the ANZAC, visit:

http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/

The Beaches of Newcastle


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It has often been said that Newcastle has some of the world’s best beaches. I wouldn’t know about that – I haven’t visited all of them.

What I do know is that having travelled around a lot of Australia, Newcastle is certainly up there with the best that Australia has to offer.

It is hard, in my view, to define just what makes the best beach. I imagine that someone who surfs would have certain criteria that differs from someone like me, who likes the natural beauty of a place more than anything else when it comes to liking a beach.

I think the beaches around the West Australia town of Esperance are simply stunning and I currently rate these as the best beaches in Australia that I have seen. There may well be better beaches, but in my opinion, those of Esperance are better than Newcastle’s beaches. But that opinion includes criteria such as seclusion, natural beauty, etc. For recreational use, access, etc, Newcastle has some brilliant beaches that the locals adore. They are certainly good for a walk along when it isn’t too hot and they aren’t too crowded.