After all that self congratulatory patting myself on the back last night I nearly popped a shoulder socket. We are back to normal transmissions of regional pics today👍. This one on the Ten Mile walk trail just outa town. Loads of wildflowers out there at the moment.
Just over ten years ago I started this small business. Quite a bonkers idea looking back on it. The Discovery Tour experience of canoeing, hiking, 4WDing and behind the scenes at a working winery, continues to be the hardest tour to sell. I can see all the website data and only one person out of a hundred people actually ever books. This style of tour is appealing to only a very very very select few people. But for all that difficulty in selling the experience it kinda boggles my mind to know the experience has been the #1 tour in Margaret River on Tripadvisor for ten consecutive years. And yeah that's what the self indulgent brag image is about. Yep there have been short periods where the larger wine tour businesses bumped MRDCo from #1. But overall we've held the top spot on an annual basis. And looking back on that ten years I realise very strongly that rating isn't necessarily the result of anything overly amazing I did. The truth of it is I created a business that attracted a certain type of person. The one in one hundreds 😎. People that get excited by the natural environment. Love a bit of outdoor adventure. And don't mind a glass or two of quality wine. That was a long-winded way of saying a massive thank you to everyone who's chosen to do something different👍👍. Man hugs and high fives to all of you over that ten years 😍. Thank you! Sean
Jim's Lawnmowing Service Margaret River. Spare a thought for Jim trying to fit that mob in the trailer every day 🤔.
Nothing says Spring is on the way as much as seeing the boys starting to belt each other in the paddocks 🙄. #margaretriver
Karli and Kimberley from Kalgoorlie. On a girls break down south and getting into the wildflower action on the Cape Track 👍 #margaretriver
Haven't had the drone up for a while, but could see this beautiful mist rising off the Margaret River this morning. Batteries a bit low, but just enough flight time to score the morning light up the valley. The twists and turns are the river below from Caves Rd looking toward Margaret River town.
The picture doesn't really capture it, but it's belting down rain. Skylarking has been temporarily interrupted until the rain eases up.
The South West turned on the winter weather today. Cold, wet and windy. The sun did turn it on in the final minutes of the day though. I watched two people go for a sunset swim in that river. One of them nude 🥶. For the record the air temperature was 9c. And I'm guessing the water wasn't much warmer ⛄️.
I felt like I was at an All Blacks strategy meeting today 😂. All my guests were from New Zealand and here to watch the the Bledisloe Cup match at the new Perth Optus Stadium. Winemaker Clive Otto is a Kiwi. A very proud Kiwi and possibly the biggest All Blacks supporter I know. So we have to let him know when we have Kiwis on tour so he can make time to drop by and say Kia Ora. Bro. Turns out there mustn't be very many people in New Zealand? Because 4 of them lived on the same road in Auckland . That's remarkable. But even more remarkable. Turns out Clive's Mum lives on the same road in Auckland . What's the chances bro?
This section of the Margaret River always looks to me somewhere deep in the Tasmanian wilderness. The flickering lights through the trees reminds me of a log cabin in the woods. The reality is, it's one minute from town. And the light is from a modern day house on a street 😂. #margaretriver
Great arvo watching the local crew surfing Wilyabrup today 👍 #margaretriver #dolphins
This is our friendly Magpie that visits every morning and evening. We had some amazing evening light and colour for a portrait photo to make that black and white pop. Hope she approves.