Just on two weeks ago an offer was made to me to step way outside my comfort zone. A chance for a working holiday in Western Australia. Most people would go Wow what an opportunity by my head instantly went into what excuses can I use to not do this. Believe me there were many that I could have used but there was a little voice that was whispering in my ear. It clearly said just do it, you know you want to and what better way to go and see the country side and be paid for it at the same time. So, a shuffle around of my other work commitments a quick discussion with the family and the decision was made to jump into the unknown.
Packing a bag that will hold 6 weeks’ worth of clothes when you know the temperatures that you are going to be working in will range between 15 degrees and 30 degrees and it all must fit into one bag, challenge one complete, but then there is my camera gear 7kgs of hand luggage is all that you can have basic gear weighs about 10kgs, so break out the photography vest, stuff the pockets full of lenses and bits and pieces and slide through the check-in.
Part 3 of the journey was the flight itself, passengers not turning up so unloading luggage which meant a backup of air traffic so an extra hour on the ground before taking of and then the bumpy ride out of Melbourne and just as bumpy heading into Perth. So here I am day one of the adventure has begun. A time zone difference of two hours has me sitting here ready for bed yet its only 830pm local time. It’s been a long day but I’m ready to learn and meet the challenges that lay ahead over the next 6 weeks. I will face the with courage and confidence because I am a photographer and I have a story to tell and share with the world. Goodnight for now and I hope you enjoy my story through the pictures that I will share with you.
“Because every picture tells a story” and I will have many to share over the next 6 weeks.