On the 23rd of April 2018, the iconic Hyams beach in the Southern sector of Jervis Bay was evacuated after a 2.5 metre Great White Shark was spotted just off the shore at 8:24am. This sighting comes after a spate of recent sitings in preceding days.
The beach is unpatrolled, so it is understood a helicopter sounded the alarm, which called on people to evacuate the water.
The shark sighting was reported on the ‘SharkSmart’ Twitter feed, a series of tips and information from the NSW government to help reduce your risk of shark attack, and the popular shark alert APP Dorsal Shark Tracking.
There have been a number of great white shark sightings in the area over the past two weeks, from Huskisson, to Sussex Inlet.
While Shark sitings are fairly regular around the Jervis bay region, the last fatal shark attack in the area can be traced back to almost fifty years ago with the death of Kor Van Helden in 1966.
Would you go into the water even if you got a Dorsal app update confirming the presence of a shark?
Petting a pig, or for that matter any adorable farm animal, is one of life’s simple pleasures. Unfortunately unless your lucky enough to hale from rural Australia, this indulgent practice is only too rare in everyday life. The Royal Easter Show plans to remedy this through the aptly named “Pat a Pig” event at the Pig & Goat Pavilion. Kids and big kids alike can pat playful piglets and lazy hogs, all the while taking photographs aplenty! Friendly farmers are also onsite to answer any of your pig related questions.
You can catch Pat a Pig sessions from Friday March 23rd to Tuesday April 3rd.
While the Sydney Royal Easter Show offers a torrent of food and activities for the whole family, we can’t guarantee the weather won’t offer a torrent of its own. We know you and your family will just love the show, but you might not be the biggest fan of when the farm meets inclement weather. Here are a few tips to brave the Royal Easter Show when the weather is a roller coaster of seasons:
Check the Weather Beforehand!:
The Bureau of Meteorology’s Radar Loop offers a real time representation of weather events surrounding the Sydney metropolitan area. If live radar loops aren’t for you, the Bureau offers up to date details hourly. Failing that, just look outside!
Dress to Impress:
There’s no shame in wearying gumboots to the show grounds. They might not be the height of fashion but when it comes to scaling mountains of mud around the agricultural areas, anything less than enclosed waterproof footwear isn’t going to cut it.
Power to the Poncho:
If the rains have set in but your still determined to have a great family afternoon out, remember, there’s always the poncho. Yes its not the biggest fashion statement but it’ll get the job done!