by pennifold 01 Apr 2018

What a magnificent Easter Day here in Newcastle today. The sunrise was spectacular and the dawn service was well attended by 60 people from 3 local church communities.

I hope everyone’s day was special and spent with family and friends.
1. Sunrise on Redhead beach.
2. The new fire!
3. My Priest Father Greg Colby with his miner’s light on his head - but because daylight savings finished this morning it wasn’t needed!
4. All our family at Speers point park at 12.30. Trev, Mum and I left early as we came home to our place for a BBQ-which was delicious!

Happy Easter everyone.


by toogie 04 Apr 2018

I checked back to see your response to my comment I made a couple days ago and I see it wasn't posted....maybe I didn't hit submit....Now, can't remember what I said except it is a glorious sunrise over the water and around the cliff. It would be a uncommon and exceptional experience for me and a lot of other land locked Cuties to have Easter sunrise on the beach.
Everyone is hugging the shade too, in the park and I can't blame them.
We had a great day with the family and I think everyone enjoyed being together. The little ones were so cute! Hugs-Toogie

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Apr 2018

Hi Toogie, yes it was a really hot day on Easter Sunday around 34C!! At dawn it was about 18C just perfect. I couldn't wait to get back home to air conditioning! So glad you had a great day with all your family. Love Chris

by kustomkuddle 02 Apr 2018

I find the new fire awe inspiring. Our church saves the trunk of the Christmas tree and lights it on fire at Easter. Seeing the fire traveling ten feet up the trunk is something to see. Then all the candles are lit from it. The light of the world. Such lovely pictures.

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pennifold by pennifold 03 Apr 2018

Thanks for that lovely story Debbie, I love that idea and I'm going to tell Father Greg about that. We just light the fire in a grate and use that for the lighting of our little candles on the beach. The new fire is taken back to the church and the Paschal candle is lit from the new fire and then we all light our candles from the Paschal candle. Love Chris

by katydid 01 Apr 2018

Great photos!

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pennifold by pennifold 02 Apr 2018

Thanks Kay, love Chris

by shirley124 01 Apr 2018

Great pictures. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 02 Apr 2018

Thanks it was beautiful. Love Chris

by dragonflyer 01 Apr 2018

Glorious, Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Apr 2018

Thanks Kim, yes, it was! Love Chris

by pennyhal2 01 Apr 2018

Lovely photos! What a great way to start Easter.

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Apr 2018

Yes, it was the most beautiful day we've had for an Easter Sunday in a long while. Love Chris

by jrob Moderator 01 Apr 2018

What a beautiful Sonrise!

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Apr 2018

Yes, it was! Love Chris

by asterixsew Moderator 01 Apr 2018

Lovely pictures Chris. Its only mid morning in the UK and I'm going to stay quietly at home. Living in a tourist area its busy, very busy and it took me 5 mins to cross the road yesterday... Its always very uplifting watching a sunrise or sunset over the sea.

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Apr 2018

Thanks Caroline, yes, I know what it's like in busy tourist areas. Best not to venture out too far. Love Chris