Disabled access


Crowne Plaza Terrigal is one of the NSW’s most popular weekday and weekend destinations. Overlooking the Terrigal Beach on the Central Coast it is a great place for a lunch or dinner and a cold beer. It went extensive restoration and now offers even more space for visitors to enjoy the beauty of Terrigal often to the music of local bands.

This weekend as were approaching its main entrance I have noticed this badly misplaced “Disabled access” sign. Instead of posting the sign on the left of the stairs and thus pointing to a ramp few metres away, someone posted it on the right hand side of the steep stairs, where it clearly points to them. It is not obvious from this point that there is an access ramp further to the left and it may look as a bad joke to any disabled person.

Dust haze across New South Wales


Fine dust particles gold and yellow in colour were blown over large sections of New South Wales from central Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology somehow differentiated this phenomenon from the dust storms we experienced in late September. Apparently a dust storm and dust blown in by wind are not the same.

The photograph shows the dust coming from Sydney over the Central Coast, reducing visibility to few hundred meters. The photograph was taken from President Hill in Gosford just before midday.