These two cormorants (shags) put on a terrific aerobatic display. Behind them, out toward the horizon, rides at anchor one of the nine coal ships waiting their turn to be loaded in at the Newcastle facility. I gather Newcastle is the biggest coal port in Australia.
My brother said that in 'the good old days', there would be upwards of 20 boats queued up out on the horizon. Every time an anchor goes down, the fishing is disrupted and the beds of seagrass are also damaged. Besides when they sit this close to a port waiting for the facility to become available, they can claim demurrage.
Yep, below you can see the tip of a surfer's head.