About 6-8 weeks before our holiday, I had discussed and organised a photography meet with the assistance of one of my Instagram friends, Brad (Instagram ID: @hedgey_). I asked him to come up with an itinerary to show Michael & me around some of his favourite parts of the Central Coast. I then put up a post inviting anyone who wanted to join us for the day.
I was absolutely blown away by the response from those who live in the area or near by, and a number of my Instagram friends from Sydney decided to come up for the day. We even had 2 guys from Hawaii join in.
After a 360km drive, our day began at Snapper Point in the Munmorrah State Conservation Area at 11am. Initially the weather was quite overcast.
Unfortunately, due to my recent knee surgery, I wasn't able to do much rock climbing to get a closer look around the headland, so this view had to suffice.
Looking towards Wybung Head from Snapper Point.
Next we drove around to Wybung Head. This is the view north, looking back to where we had been at Snapper Point.
Looking out to the Ocean from Wybung Head. I can imagine how stunning all these landscapes are on a sunny day!
Next stop, Budgewoi Beach... still overcast!
Then on to Norah Head Lighthouse, an active lighthouse built between 1901-1903. Designed by the same architect as the Cape Byron Lighthouse.
Below Norah Head Lighthouse is a unique rock platform which was a great spot for reflection photography.
And provided a great spot for capturing the power of the incoming tide, with the backdrop of more incredible & rugged NSW headlands.
Final stop was Long Jetty (the name of the suburb and the jetty) on Tuggerah Lake.
We were treated to a lovely sunset...
And after sunset some of the guys who drove up from Sydney treated us with some Steel Wool Photography opportunities.
We had an incredible day meeting with some wonderful people who I now consider friends... all thanks to the iPhone/iPad Instagram app & a common love of photography.
Joining in with the following memes: