Ovation of the Seas Leaving Port Photos

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What comes in must come out and the Ovation of the Seas did that in style last night.

The harsh light out to the west made it a no brainer for some black and white shots of the departure!

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Ovation of the Seas Photos

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I headed out early this morning to shoot our new yacht in the water and also the arrival of the Ovation of the Seas, the largest cruise ship to ever visit Australia!

The drone made for some nice perspectives!

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AMC Drone Shots

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I was asked to do a drone fly at the Australian Marine Complex today and had beautiful conditions for the fly.

This is what the view from the Phantom 4 looked like!

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Wedding Jump!


wedding-exit I saw this photo today on Tony Dale’s Facebook page and thought I would share it.

This was my 55th jump back on January 31, 1987 when I jumped into our wedding.

We all landed in Troy park in Melville and where I landed is where we were married.

On the jump were my 2 AFF instructors, Jim Knox and Irish, Jim is on my right wing and Irish on the left. On the back of the diamond was my old mate Cummo (Steve Cummins) from Newcastle.

Steve originally got me into jumping in Elderslie in 1983, but I moved back to Perth and didn’t get serious about it till 1986. The T 10 static line jumps at Elderslie didn’t impress me much!

The photos were taken by Tony Dale and he did a great job…thanks Tony and thanks for sharing them today! A lot of old but good memories there!

As it turned out, the 31st of January was also the date of the America’s cup final when Australia 2 won the cup and we could see the yachts all lining up from our bird’s eye view at 10,000ft!

A bit of history for anyone interested….. Jim Knox and Paul Osbourne convinced the APF that Accelerated Freefall (AFF) was the way of the future to train new comers into skydiving and these days no one does the old method of training of static line these days.

Paul is AFF jump master 1 in Australia and Jim is number 2 and Irish was their first trained up JM at JM 3!

I was the first AFF graduate in WA and celebrated in style by jumping into our wedding!

We are coming up for 30 years anniversary next year!


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Early Sailing Club Glass off


Lee and I stayed overnight on the boat after the reunion last night and woke up to a stunning glassy sunrise.

A nice way to start the day! 🙂

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Airport reunion


As some of you out there know, I started off as an aircraft engineer and today, myself and one of the other apprentices arranged for a long over due reunion of the crew we used to work together with.

When the youngest members of that reunion were myself and Paul Drayton are 58, then you know the general age is going to be getting up there!

It would have been 35 years or more since I have seen some of these guys and it was a great catch up.

There were some great stories told over a few hours and I am sure we will do it again before everyone gets to much further down the track.

The Fremantle Sailing club put on a great show for us.

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Rottnest at its best!

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I trust everyone is out enjoying the classic spring weather!

It is absolutely stunning over at Rottnest today and the new paint job is glowing nicely in the sunlight!

Just about to go for a dive for some crays! 🙂

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Into the Light…another True North adventure!


On one of the village visits in West Papua recently, I came across this little cutie who was only too happy to do a few poses for me.

Mikie Mike Fletcher had spotted these God rays coming through the slats thanks to some coals burning down in the background which made for a nice backdrop.

It is pleasing to see a generation of people so happy with the simple life and not constantly wanting for things and so happy in their own space.

I think we could all learn some lessons from their lifestyle!

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Gourmet weekend down South



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The Margaret River Region was host to a Gourmet weekend this weekend with various satellite events like the Gourmet BBQ at Castle Rock.

When i saw the clouds clearing up I thought I’d head out to see what I could get and found the above scenes well worth capturing.

The crew at the function looked like they were having a ball and the band was getting some good vibes out there which encouraged the punters to get rocking on the beach after lunch.

I will certainly get a group together next year to experience this event.

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Gav’s falls


Here is another angle of Gav’s falls.

A stunning waterfall Gav found in West Papua near Cendrawashi Bay.

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