Let’s go Surfin’ Now!

Last Monday and Tuesday I managed to sneak out to Strickland Bay at Rottnest Island and we scored some exceptionally good surf.

Craig Chiswell joined us for the Tuesday morning session and this is he paddling back in after a great session…with the occasional work over as only Stricklands can do!!

Cheers,

Mark
Surfin'

Prince Frederick Harbour

Here are some shots of Prince Frederick Harbour where we have a great session of mud crabs and oysters on the beach with a bonfire whilst watching the sun setting over Prince Frederick Harbour in the Kimberley.

Can you see yourself sitting on those deck chairs eating mud crabs and oysters whilst being served your favorite wine or cocktail by the True North Angels??

Moonset

Bird Tracks

Speaking of Sunsets……

The last post before I leave for the Sydney Boat Show. If anyone would like to meet me from Sydney, North Star Cruises has a stand at the Sydney Boat Show and my partner Craig and I will be on the stand from Thursday. Come in and say hey and learn some more about the mighty True North!

We will also be showing Mike Fletcher’s latest cut of the Kimberley DVD he took on trip 4a on the stand, which is a cracker. Mike has only just finished it and the final product is exceptional!

I thought I might post these shots of a fantastic sunset at the Basin at Rottnest that I took during a full moon in March I think this year. Certainly one of the best sunsets I have seen over there ever….and I have been going there very regularly for many years now!

Rottnest Sunset 1

Sunset Starting

West Coast on True North

At the start of each season on or around the 1st of March, True North cruises from Fremantle to Dampier. We spend a few days at the Abrolhos Islands, then across to Steep Point, the Western most tip of WA, then up to Coral Bay and Ningaloo and then finally a few days at the Montes. The West Coast of WA is seriously under rated in my opinion as there is so much to see and do. The Abrolhos rates every bit as good as the Barrier Reef for diving and snorkeling.

The land based shots I tool with my Canon 1Ds Mk iii and the underwater images I took with a Canon G10 with the perspect housing you can buy for them. I was really impressed with this camera and the quality of the images for a non SLR camera.

True North Montebellos Islands

Osprey

Turtle Bay

Manta Ray

Eagle Ray at Coral Bay

True North and the Louisiades

Here are a few of the shots I took whilst on the True North last year in the Louisiades. The Lousiades is East of PNG. This is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The people there lead a very peaceful subsistence lifestyle and are very proud of their lot. The village is kept very clean and the views are to die for!

The snorkeling and diving are also as good as you will see anywhere. We even saw a Killer Whale last year!

The huts over the water are community huts and the school.

True North travels there every year around November. See:
www.northstarcruises.com.au for sailing schedules and prices.

Cheers,

Mark

Canoe Boy

Canoe Boy, Palm City

Palm City