Whale of a time, or Dead Whale, Big Swell
so overnight a big adult humpback whale washed up on the beach and into the swimming pool, you can see how big it is, compared to the size of national parks person walking out of the picturewhy, because there is a massive swell hitting the coast at the moment according the wild life folks, it more than likely has been dead for 3-4 days and just happend to get washed up at Newport, funny, when you think of how big Australia's coastline is, so is it a co-incidence, that this is the 2nd dead whale in a little over a year, as we had one wash up last May ( click here to see my post ) on the same beach !! you can see on the left, where the bollards and chain have been flattend from the whale getting washed in the pool ( I guess those swimming lesson are cancelled this afternoon ) in the distance, big wave breaking way out from Bilgola headland and check the size of the waves breaking in the background and again, massive wave out the back, this shot taken with 200mm lens so that wave out the back is a good 3-4 meter wave
big crowd turn out, and all the TV crews are here as well, google Newport Beach Whale, and you will get lots of news stories and videos
these 2 possibly did not see the above shark warning sign, or possibly did not care :-) big wave out the back
continuous flow of people coming to look, take a photo, and walk back massive waves rtolling into the Peak at Newport and a bigger one behind
might not look like much, but that is a big wave. I think I need to go for a drive and check out some of the other beaches witrh this swell coming in.