Fashion should be fun and with my photography I love to create those fun moments.


You Spin me round, Cloudbreak from above :-)

Jacqui's First Heli Ride :-)

So Jacqui has never been in a helicopter, and not something she will stick her hand up for if it was offered ( fear of flying ) Our flight back to Sydney was cancelled so the airline put us up at Sofitel in Denarua ( I know, yuck place ) and after checking in , we drove just off Denarua to indian for lunch, driving back and forth to hotel, I saw the Helicopter and scenic flight sign. did not say anything. So when we got back to hotel I said to Jacqui I needed to call the car hire place to let them know we will have the car for another day, I knew she would not wait for me and instead go to her room. So I then go to the concierge and get them to help me book a scenic flight, and keep in mind, sunset is about 20-30 min away. So quickly booked then ran back to the room to tell Jacqui we need to go quickly as I have just been told off this great place to take photos from off the sunset. As expected,  she was not that keen and would rather sit by the pool and have a relaxing drink, fair enough, but hey we need to go , So managed to drag her in the car, and you should have seen her fsce when I pulled up next to the helicopter, where ( see above ) the pilot was just taking the covers off again ( he thought he was done for the day ) Jacqui went stiff, but good on her for getting on board and dealing with her fears

up and away over Denarua

Co-pliot Jacqui :-)

timed it well, beautiful colours

see, good spot to take photos from

Mainland ( that where the boat out to Cloudbreak usualy tracks along )

Tavarua in sight

awesome light


and cloudbreak beyond, I'd say the competition just finished for the day

Namotu ( one day we will stay here )

Namotu and Tavarua beyond

Tavarua with mainland on background

Cloudbreak, was surfing out her yesterday, epic wave.

The dots you see behind the judging tower, is the judges etc... walking back from the tower to the waiting boats after a day of competition

Looking along Manolo reef

Tavarua, Namotu and the Mamanuca's

Tip of Tavarua and the epci wave know as Restaurants peeling on the edge of the reef

perfection, but probably only a foot today

Heart shaped :-)

One day I'll get to surf this wave

pretty up here

Restaurants glistening

last look

heading back

again, perfect tining

Island just off Denarua

Sofitel hotel we are staying at ( and why people rave about Denarua I don;t know, It's like staying in the marinas at the gold coast, or Cairns, no sould, no Fijian culture, the beach sand is brown as is the water, so no snorkelling )

what a ride

smiling with a heart beating a little faster 

view from heli pad

all the birds on the wire

hed back to hotel for sunset drink

sunset view from hotel

deciding what to drink

nice view ( despite the brown water )

good night

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