Editorial - Wednesday, July 1: Taking in the harbour views

THERE is nothing like standing in awe at the sight of a whale breaching just metres from your vantage point.

Today's front page, featuring an image shared by Lee Bramley of Pacific Explorer Whale Watching Tours, captures just how good those fleeting moments can be off the Coffs Coast this winter.

A few lucky walkers on the recently completed South Wall on Sunday were treated to a similar experience as pods of whales breached just metres below a spellbound audience.

It was pretty special to see young families, long-time locals and even a group of overseas tourists sharing the experience together.

What a great endorsement for Coffs Harbour and most of all the investment in the South Wall upgrade was the key to improving the viewing platform particularly for those who are unable to scale the heights of Muttonbird Island or local headlands.

After recent community concern the coastal views along the North Wall could be lost, it is reassuring to see the department's preferred option for the upgrade, as plans are finalised to safeguard the marina while ensuring one of the harbour's greatest assets isn't overshadowed.

MATT DEANS,
Editor



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