Love getting the drone in the air and scoring some crazy cool abstract textures and colours. The Blackwood River blending with Flinders Bay. And a wave rolling through the middle of the mix.
This evening I had the opportunity to host two of Indonesia's biggest social media influences. Arief Muhammad @ariefmuhammad and Tiara Pangestika @tiarapangestika . Between them they have over 7 million followers across different social media platforms! They travel the world showcasing different destinations and this week they are are being hosted by Tourism Western Australia to share the Perth and Margaret River region. The weather turned it on today with some epic conditions. Both LOVING their time in Oz 😍. Wiith Tiara commenting that her friends told her Perth and WA was boring. She then tells me in a very candid moment ..... Well I can tell them it's definitely not boring. It's the opposite of boring!. I can say these two were genuinely having an awesome time in WA and going home with a very positive message to their mates .👍
Wildflowers selfies are GO! Really starting to see the bush light up in the last week or so. The Pimelea and Sharks Took Acacia is beginning to put on a stunning colour show along the coastline.
Lauren and Matt from Queensland loving our Margaret River Chardonnay😍. If Lauren looks familiar then you've probably seen her as you exit your flight as she said thanks for flying Qantas. She flew you to your destination. Pilot of an A330 👍.
Fight Club season.
If you've done a tour with me recently you'll have heard me banging on about this bloke, Brad Wehr, from Amato Vino @amatovino as we drive through main street. Tonight he officially launched his urban cellar door at Margaret River Collaborative. @margaretrivercollaborative Cracking little joint right in the guts of town. Small batch, lo-fi, hand made wines he refers to as 'the funky stuff'. If you're looking for more experimental wine varieties beyond the icon styles, this bloke is worth checking out. Francine from Badger and Frankie @badgerandfrankie espresso bar at the next counter will knock you out a special ending, with one of the best coffees in town after your tasting 👍.
One of the stars of the show. Donkey Ear Orchids blooming all over the region ...... if you can find them 🧐.
Driving down Caves Rd thisarvo and see a flash of colour from some of the first Kangaroo Paws of the wildflower season. Simply stunning against the prolific Acacia flowering!
The Evans family from California on tour today. These guys know a thing or two about farming. If you've ever eaten almonds these guys probably had something to do with their production. They also know a thing of two about wine. They've grown more than a few grapes for the wine US wine industry over the years including some of the most iconic wine producers in the USA. So when Carl Snr tells winemaker Ellin Tritt the Fraser Gallop Estate wine is the best Cabernet I've tasted in Australia he knows what he's talking about. And thats not American hyperbole to make the winemaker feel good. He backs the statement up by shipping cases of the stuff home!
Thought this girl was gonna swivel her head off trying to dry off 😲.
How good is this! Taken by one of my guests, Eric the 'twitcher' from England. Yesterday I had Eric and his wife Annie and friend Ruth on tour. They're on a two week wildlife and wildflower holiday in South West WA. He's turned up with several thousand dollars of camera gear and very keen to photograph our iconic species. Top of the bucket list was the whales, and he scored some epic close up breaching photos the day before. Second on the list was the White Tail Black Cockatoos. We drove around to a few of my hot spots for birding and we scored some incredible luck with the birds going bonkers in the passing rain showers. One wet camera, one even wetter photographer and one HUGE smile with a another big tick on the bucket list. Bring on the Quokkas 👍.
Landing gear down! The Ringneck '28' parrots are so abundant in South West WA we kinda take them for granted. But my international guests seeing them for the first time are just in awe of their spectacular colour. Lots of oohing and aggghing and for many people one of the most colourful birds they have ever seen in the wild. A good reminder to me, never take them for granted 🤔.