Ken Duncan is one of Australia’s most acclaimed landscape photographers.
He gained prominence for his pioneering work with panoramic landscapes and limited edition photographic prints and his art now adorns homes and offices around the world.
Ray Martin also needs little introduction.
The Gold Logie winning journalist has been a familiar face on Australian television screens since starting out as an ABC cadet in 1965.
Perhaps lesser well-known is Ray’s keen interest in photography, his friendship with Ken Duncan and, Ken’s great respect for Ray’s emerging talent as a photographer.
And North Star Cruises is very excited to announce that both Ray and Ken will be hosting the TRUE NORTH’s maiden Wet Season Adventure in 2014!
This exciting new 10 night itinerary has been designed specifically to give everybody on-board unprecedented access to the dramatic theatre that is so much associated with the Kimberley monsoon.
During ‘the wet’ the Kimberley’s stunning backdrop is complimented by daily summer storms. With almost clocklike precision, early mornings and late afternoons are painted with spectacular billows of cloud – mountains in the sky that erupt even as you look-on in awe and, always a precursor to blinding forks of lightening that streak from one horizon to another and booming roars of thunder that defy even the hardiest local to hold his ground!
Adding to the performance is a seemingly endless parade of thundering waterfalls, swollen billabongs and, a supporting cast of raucous birdlife and ravenous barramundi.
The crew will be up before the curtain is called and back on-board only when the stage is completely dark – every scene will be carefully choreographed and the accolades of even the harshest critics are assured.
Clearly a landscape photographer’s Shangri-La and, best of all, Ken will be on hand to provide an equally desirable El Dorado of tuition. Regardless of whether you are just starting out, or maybe some of your work already hangs in notable space – this coming together of icons from both in front and behind the lens is an opportunity not to be missed.
And not forgetting that wet season mid-days are normally free of rain and that the TRUE NORTH’S more typical array will also be on offer – helicopter flights, scenic walks, rock art viewing, fishing, picnics and much, much more.
The Wet Season Adventure itineraries depart on March 26 and April 5 however our traditional Kimberley Cruise itineraries continue until September offering numerous sailing dates to choose from. The 13 night Kimberley Ultimate remains as our flagship itinerary whilst the 7 night Kimberley Snapshot captures all the highlights!
Book now to secure your preferred cabin on your preferred sailing – contact your travel representative or North Star’s adventure partners on (+61) 8 9192 1829.
See you on the TRUE NORTH.