Merry Xmas from True North Mark

Its that time of year again and where did the year go!

Tonight I would like to wish all my wonderful friends, blog followers and associates all the best for the Xmas season and for the New Year that is only just around the corner.

It has been a great year for us that started with my good friend and buddy Flembotaruny and all of our adventures at Rottnest, followed closely with another True North Adventure with mates, Christian Fletcher and Tommy Putt.

The middle of the year saw my boat building company kick into high gear thanks to the passion and dedication from my partner, Jurien and our dedicated team and in more recent times another True North adventure on True North at West Papua.

My photography passion has taken me on an amazing journey over the last 4 years and on that journey I have met so many really cool people. So a big thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement and regular feedback.

Lee and I moved into our new pad a few months ago, which we are loving to bits…such an easy place to live and so cool to come home to every night.

What does 2013 bring for me/us?

A PODAS adventure on True North with Christian and Kevin Raber (who I am yet to me…but very much looking fwd to that) and an Icelandic adventure with Brent Pearson and Neal Pritchard aka Mr Spool!

I am also looking fwd to seeing Evolution Commercial hitting its straps and many other adventures along the way!

North Star Cruises is also shaping up very nicely for 2013 and I have my partner, Craig and his team to thank for that.

I hope you all have some great plans for next year as well…remember…’it ain’t a rehearsal! šŸ™‚

Have fun!

More images from Rottnest Island

Here are a few more images from Rottnest that have caught my eye over the last few days.

The bent signpost made for an unusual look and as I was drifting around it looking for a composition, these 2 cute swallows decided they wanted to be in the shot…bless their little hearts! šŸ™‚

A nicely decorated pine tree in Thompsons made a nice bit of foreground interest and an Xmas feel as well.

The pub jetty had an awesome cloud over it and some nice soft early morning light.

The weather over at Rottnest this year has been the best that I can remember for a long time. The Easterlies have not been too strong, nor have the Southerlies…very relaxing!

I hope you are having fun where ever you are!

Western Australian Christmas Tree in Full Bloom

Tiz the season to be merry…la la lala la la la la la!! Or something like that! On the way back from down south today I saw this cracker Western Australian Christmas Tree in full bloom and some more of these awesome clouds created by the North West Cyclone.

The 2 came together very well and I did a black and white version just for something different.

These trees are only found in Western Australia and they only come into bloom just before Xmas…hence the name!