Entering the Harbour

As we arrived at the wharf to catch the ferry, I spotted three tugs escorting one of the bulk carrier ships into Newcastle Harbour.

On the right of the picture is Nobby's Lighthouse.

Pam has just queried who Nobby was, but it is one of those 'nobody knows' things. I guess Captain James Cook would know. Maybe there was a chap called Clark on the Endeavour and he was the first person to spot Nobby's Head. I think people with the surname Clark are nicknamed Nobby.

Here is a link that may be of interest though.

http://lakescan.customer.netspace.net.au/Nobbys.pdf
what a gorgeous harbour scene :)
How are you Babs?
posted August 13th, 2017  
Such an interesting scene. Now who was Nobby? It made me laugh as that was the nickname my nephew was called by his brothers when they were young - never knew why!
posted August 13th, 2017  
@pamknowler I am afraid that it is one of those 'nobody knows' things. I have tried to trace who Nobby actually was, but it would appear that it has been lost in time.

Here is a link that may be interesting though. http://lakescan.customer.netspace.net.au/Nobbys.pdf

Maybe Nobby was one of the first lighthouse keepers,
posted August 13th, 2017  
@onewing thanks for the link Babs very interesting.
posted August 13th, 2017  
Fun bit of history there! I love a mystery like that. Sometimes these things are not written down fully and people "just know" and then the knowledge disappears over subsequent generations. It's a really beautiful head with that lighthouse on, isn't it?
posted August 13th, 2017  
Lovely looking harbour ... sounds about right as to who Nobby was ... why are all Clarks known as Knobbies....
posted August 13th, 2017  
Great seascape , and whoever Nobby may have been he has a lovely lighthouse - a show stopper in this scene !
posted August 13th, 2017  
A lovely scene with such a blue sea. Those bulk carriers are so huge against the little tugs!
posted August 13th, 2017  
A lovely seascape
posted August 13th, 2017  
Gorgeous seascape. Love the composition with the highlights being one on each side of the screen.
posted August 13th, 2017  
love this Babs & the info....
posted August 13th, 2017  
Wonderful shot of the harbour and lighthouse. Interesting information in the link you supplied.
posted August 13th, 2017  
A lovely nautical scene Babs :)
posted August 13th, 2017  
A lovely scene, Babs :)
posted August 13th, 2017  
remember passing Nobby's when sailing out on a cruise a few years ago.
posted August 13th, 2017  
An iconic seascape, those tug captains, are quite clever at dancing to music along side the wharf
posted August 13th, 2017  
A beautiful harbor!
posted August 13th, 2017  
Wonderful view and shot.
posted August 13th, 2017  
Nive scene. The tugs are dwarfed by the freighter. Interesting info, thanks for the link.
posted August 13th, 2017  
A wonderful view and capture, it looks so peaceful
posted August 13th, 2017  
Beautiful image full of colour, patterns and interest Babs:)
posted August 13th, 2017  
thanks for the link Babs, very interesting and informative..
well done on this magical scene.. the water looks so calm.. a peaceful scene..
posted August 13th, 2017  
Lovely shot.
posted August 13th, 2017  
A beautiful sea scene and capture.
posted August 13th, 2017  
Lovely view Babs, that harbour of yours is so busy!
posted August 13th, 2017  
Lovely capture of the harbour.
posted August 13th, 2017  
Great nautical scene :) fav
posted August 13th, 2017  
Great maritime shot Babs. Interesting thread about Nobby.
posted August 14th, 2017  
Lovely shot!
posted August 14th, 2017  
Beautiful scene and interesting 'read' in your thread. Thanks for the link.
posted August 14th, 2017  
It looks like a glorious day.
posted August 14th, 2017  
Love the little island
posted August 14th, 2017  
action stations! interesting read
posted August 14th, 2017  
Lovely harbour with beautiful blue sky and water. Love the leading road to the lighthouse.
posted August 14th, 2017  
A lovely composition
posted August 14th, 2017  
@annied @pamknowler @casablanca @julzmaioro @beryl @megpicatilly @dawnee @sangwann @happysnaps @littleconnie @hermann @merrelyn @cruiser @bugsy @louannwarren @tonygig @craftymeg @salza @pcoulson @jorlam @peadar @pyrrhula @happypat @jessikapanteleios @rjb71 @golftragic @loweygrace @taffy @888rachel @777margo @hrs @claudiet @carolmw Sorry for the late reply, but we had a very stressful day yesterday. When I returned from grocery shopping I found David in a rather confused state sitting in our family room. He couldn't remember what had been happening etc and after a visit to the hospital to check if he had had a stroke he was discharged late last night. He is much better today and I will explain more fully in today's photo. I think I am having a quiet day today.
posted August 14th, 2017  
@onewing oh Babs what a fright you must both have had, do hope things are better tomorrow & a good simple explanation to it all. Take care both of you & a restful week might not come amiss!
posted August 14th, 2017  
@onewing thinking of you Babs...hope David is okay 💜
posted August 14th, 2017  
@onewing Thinking of you both and take good care of one another -- Hugs x
posted August 14th, 2017  
interesting seascape and information.
posted August 14th, 2017  
I hope your husband is ok!!
posted August 15th, 2017  
@onewing Bloomin' heck Babs, so sorry to hear all that. Hope all is OK now, fingers and toes all crossed.
posted August 15th, 2017  
Nice shot- from this distance the boat does not look as massive as I know it probably is. Great view!
posted August 15th, 2017  
Great calm sea here. Love it.
posted August 15th, 2017  
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