A lovely day trip by train to Newcastle with the Urban Sketchers group. The first sketch stop for me was the former GPO building along Hunter Street. There is a gelato shop right across the road that only opens at 1pm so a few of us set ourselves up sketching sitting on steps of the still closed shop. Some of us continued sketching after lunch at the wharf. The weather was perfect, sunny with a slight breeze. We could not have asked for better conditions.