Start the engines, ropes off, pull out of the pen and turn for Rottnest, like we have done so many times before.
The tranquil feel to the sailing club has us all with an air of anticipation.
The swell forecast is showing 2m and the winds are light and as we get closer to Rottnest the swell lines start appearing confirming that there is at least some swell.
Our selected surf break for the day is Stricklands on the South Side of Rottnest. We paddle into the break and the manoeuvring begins. The sets start coming and soon it is time to pull into the first wave.
In between sets we chat amongst ourselves and solve the problems of the world…I chatted to one guy who was a pro diver and who had just been on a stint for 10 day diving at 300m!
What a great way to spend the day and after 3 and a half hours in the water and have expend all reserves of energy, we cruised off to Parker Point for a well deserved lunch in amongst the beautiful green waters of Parker Point.
Flemming Bo Jensen, Greg Taylor and I had a great day out today swimming with Seals at the back of Rottnest and exploring underwater caves. We were trialling a new Ikelite housing lent to us for testing by my big buddy Glenn Murray! Thanks Glenn…it works a treat!
They look to me like birds of the sea and are so graceful and curious. They came in and played with us for about half an hour, but when it was my turn to swim with them they ran away!
Flemming had a great day out and could not believe what he had just done, especially considering a few years ago he could barely swim! Quite an achievement for sure!
For those of you who know Flemming Bo Jensen aka Flembot, Flembotaruny, International Man of Mystery and Sven, he has just advised me that he will be leaving Perth on the 2nd of April, so I thought it might be nice to have a bit of a get together to wish him farewell.
He is off back to Denmark to put down some roots after 3 years of travel, so it maybe a while before we see him back here.
I suggest we meet at Little Creatures at Mews Road in Fremantle at about 1800 hrs on Thursday the 29th of March for a few drinks and then we could also have a meal there if anyone would like to.
Charlene is also having an exhibition there on that evening called Tugboat Dreaming so it will be great to see what Charlene has been up to.
It will be a good chance to catch up with a few crew as well!
Just a quick reminder that the photo shoot around Perth City and the introduction to Camera Solutions is happening this Friday evening.
If you want to do the walk around Perth with Myself and other bloggers and Photogs, meet at Camera Solutions at 1730.
If you would just like to come along to the Camera Solutions evening to meet Peta North and her team then meet us back there at 1930.
Camera Solutions are putting on some Pizza and light refreshments and will be handing out VIP cards to all who attend that will entitle the card holder to a number of privileges, including discounts, that will be explained on the night.
There will also be a draw for a free print on the evening for your favourite photo.
….and last but not least, the come along to meet, or catch up with our Danish International Man of Mystery, Flemming Bo Jensen!
Flemming is a freelance photographer and journalist who has been travelling the world for the last 3 years and along the way he has been to amazing places and done heaps of cool stuff.
The Address is:
Camera Solutions at Shop 2, 159-161 Murrary Street Mall.
I am also pleased to announce that my new best mate will also be there as Peta tells me that my new 5DMK2 is in town and I pick her up tonight…whoohoo!
So, I hope you can make it. We will have some fun as we always do! I look fwd to seeing you all there on the night.