Warroora Station, my happy place
We’ve been wilderness camping at Warroora Station for years - it’s my happy place and a big part of our kids’ childhood memories.
I’ve taken so many photos there over the years (including flying up specially to photograph shearing time), challenging myself to capture images that reflect how I feel as well as what I see.
We got to Warroora last month on 17 May because I really, really wanted to wake up there on my birthday the following day.
My birthday began with an early walk up the beach, just me and Jazzy our dog, not another soul in sight, and ended with champagne at the homestead with Warroora owners Marty and Muriel, getting back to camp in time to watch the sunset before cooking dinner on the fire. It was perfect.
After being so busy in Carnarvon taking portraits, I barely picked my camera up this time around. I took some photos for Warroora to update their website (I do this every year), got a few snaps around the camp, and we put Steve’s drone up a few times. He’s a contract surveyor, GIS specialist and certified drone operator but normally uses the drone to make true to scale maps utilising ortho-rectified photography and satellite imagery, not pretty pictures. It was so cool getting a bird’s eye view on a place that’s so familiar to us from the ground.