First Images from True North in the Kimberley

After a long day of travel and waiting at Kununurra, seeing True North waiting for us on the Wharf was a welcome sight.

I never tire of hearing the oohs and ahh’s of the guests as they see the True North for the first time, sitting there all clean and proud…Heli on deck and the crew ready to show the people around the boat whilst sipping on the Champaign cocktail of the day.

Wyndham turned on a beautiful sky show for us with a large thunderhead soaking up all of the last light it could find, sitting there like a large anvil in the sky.

Day one was straight into action stations at King George falls. We initially covered the lower vantage points and then made our way up topsides with a considerable trek up and around. The light at King George was very challenging this year when compared to last year, but there have bee a few initial successes come out from the editing…more to come when time permits.

Yesterday we spent exploring the Drysdale river and Rock art, followed by a Kimberley sunset and just now Christian and I are working up some images waiting for our help transfer to the fabulous Eagle Falls picnic!

The plan today is to go where no one has ever gone before and to get down to the bottom of the falls, where I have seen a beautiful array of white rivers stones should make for epic foreground interest looking back up to the falls.

The walk down will be full on, but we are primed and ready…stay tuned!

27 thoughts on “First Images from True North in the Kimberley

  1. Oh mate – would love to be there with you guys!! It’s one of the greatest holiday destinations I’ve ever been to.

  2. Such wonderful memories of our time on True North in 2008. One can not but enjoy the experience, so I am not going to say “Enjoy” I will say “Be Safe” So few are able to experience the True North adventure, I feel privileged to have had that honour.

  3. Hey Greggy and Ailsa..quixdraw’s this morning, but Greggy wins the cuddles this morning!

    You are both seasoned True North adventurers and part of our every growing family now!

    Stay tuned for more updates! πŸ™‚

    1. hehe …

      At least we can look at your pics, mate, and remember the amazing times. Love the shot of the True North up near the King George Falls. When you bear in mind how big the boat is (see, for example, the size of the chopper on top), you realise how awesome the Falls are.

  4. Really looking forward to seeing some new images from Eagle Falls, the hele picnic at the falls was a real highlight of our trip in 08
    Just keep having fun

    1. Yep we had a bunch of fun at Eagle Falls today Ric! Shot 14 gig of photos and made it down the bottom. I think we got some good stuff but time will tell!

      It would be great to have the Flembotaruny and his Tardis here as well….maybe pick up Greggy, Ric, Ailsa and the Toneman on the way mate! πŸ™‚

  5. Hey buddy, this brings back fantastic memories – would love to be there with you guys! Looking forward to seeing how your Eagle falls expedition pans out. Have fun boys, have a pancake for me.

    1. I am trying very hard to achieve just that Peter…but the conditions have been challenging until today, but even then it was a roller coaster ride of conditions from blue skies to a full on tropical down pour and everything in-between!

    2. Hi Peter

      I’m a bit surprised by your request since “the norm” on a True North Kimberley trip is at world’s best practice and I, for one, can’t get enough of it.

      I’m delighted to see any well taken pic that accurately represents the epic surrounds. No need for anything different from the norm up there, in my opinion.

        1. Oh, OK Peter – thanks – I missed the humour, sorry.

          I reckon that shot of the boat up against King George Falls is brilliant. There’s a chopper on the top of it for goodness sake and it looks like a toy! Man, that setting is Epicness + and Markie has nailed it in that shot.

          1. Thanks little buddy…more to come!

            Bit tired tonight though..can’t understand why! πŸ™‚

            Probably walked about 5km up and down cliffs made for nanny goats and with 12 kg on my back in tropical heat! πŸ™‚

  6. Pete has a point Greggy….that is the mission i have given myself for this trip, which is trying to overcome the feeling of ‘Groundhog Day’ as I have done it soooo many times before. But nothing is ever the same and there are always curveballs such as harsh light and needing more time, but you get good at thinking on the run for sure!

    I shot 14 gig of pics today so there must be something in there! πŸ™‚

  7. Wiuld have loved to have seen King George but keep those downpours coming – they look awesome!!

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