HMAS Newcastle FFG 06 arrived in Newcastle Harbour today for what will probably be its final visit before decommissioning.
We arrived early and spent a relaxing afternoon walking on the foreshore. We had a very nice steak pie at Harry’s Cafe De-Wheels and an ice cream from across the road. The foreshore was a very pleasant backdrop to sit and eat lunch next to.
While eating we watched the coal ships coming and going and had a great view of Nobby’s Headland. Then we walked up to Nobby’s Surfhouse and had a nice coffee until the ship was due.
HMAS Newcastle arrived around 3:30PM, to a large crowd all along the break water and foreshore.
An in all a very relaxing afternoon.