IT is hot, very hot. So for all those people chained to their work desks, imagining the feeling of a cold dip, here are more than 60 photos of one of the Hunter’s best swimming spots.
The Bogey Hole is one of Newcastle’s most stunning secrets. In 1819 it was hand-carved out of the rock platform by convicts for Major James Morisset. As Morisset was the longest serving Commandant of Newcastle, the pool was originally referred to as the 'Commandant's Baths'. These days the Bogey Hole is used by all walks of life to cool off while enjoying an impressive view of the ocean.
It is also where the region’s Greek and Macedonian Orthodox communities carry out the traditional blessing of the waters ceremony.
Spend a minute flicking back through the photographic archive of the stunning swimming spot to virtually ‘cool down’.