Blue Skies-pure white sands-Rowley Shoals-True North….Perfection!!!

I think the title says it all about this image. The Rowley Shoals is located about 200nm North West of Broome and we are just doing our last trip to the Shoals for this season as we speak.

The Rowleys have the big tides that are prevalent in our North West and as such a scene like this can literally change before your eyes. It was not long after this that there was a metre of water where the sand lines are and a small Hammerhead shark cruising through enjoying the warm clear waters.

The name of the Island is Bedwell Island and it is the scene of our famous True North sunset cocktails on one of the evenings whilst we are over there.

Diving in this area is as good as it gets and I feel that I am qualified to make that statement given that I have been diving for 38 years and have dived at most of the iconic dive sites around the world. The Rowley’s has everything from one of the best wall dives on the planet, to dives with huge Potato Cod with plenty of untouched marine life and coral to view as it has been for centuries.

Sunrise colours at the Rowley Shoals

I had a need to go through some Rowley Shoals shots today and found this one lurking.

A good example of sunrise colours in amongst the calmest sunrise I have ever seen I think. If I remember correctly I was so excited with what I saw out the window, I clean forgot to wake up Mikie Mike Fletcher!

He might forgive me one day in the next millennium! šŸ™‚

Rottnest Altered Landscape

Here is an altered landscape Rotto style. It is unfortunate that young people seem to feel that it is OK to leave their ‘mark’ in beautiful locations such as this, but one consolation at Rottnest is that they seem to at least mainly only target this location next to the basin.

I challenged one group there one day digging away at the rocks and was curtly told, they were only doing what other had done just before them…so that seemed to make it OK in their mind. I stood there till they left!

Rottnest Season is now officially open!

Well, what a beautiful weekend we had here in Perth and what better way to kick it off but to spend the weekend at my most favourite place on the planet..Rottnest Island! I went over on a mate Riv and we surfed the morning away very successfully at Stricklands and then cruised back to the Quokka Arms for lunch and to watch the back end of the footy.

We caught up with some Rotto mates we hadn’t seen since last season then around to long reach for some shots and more canapes after sunset with the same crew.

My mate Jamie Paterson recently asked for some Rotto shots…here you go mate…Rotto colours at their best!

The very Northerly swell made for some sweet swell lines going out through the channel at Transit!