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Photographing Success On Monte Bello Islands Fishing Trip

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, July 22, 2008

My son-in-law went off to Monte Bello Islands fishing with his dad last week. Don’t know what dad caught but the pic below shows MY son-in-law with his fabulous catch of around 25kg – and there weren’t any fish shops around to fake it. Not bad eh! He loves his fishing. So I just had to show it. And just for good measure, just remember that he’s about 6foot6inches or thereabouts so that fish ain’t small:-)

For the uninitiated the Montebello’s are about1,500kms north of Perth – off Onslow where the coastal bump in Australia’s shoreline has turned northeast. In the 1950’s some atomic testing took place there. Have a look at a map. That coast area is renowned for great fishing up there if you are good enough.    Well this fish is “GT” or Giant Trevally as Ryan tells me.

For those of you who saw this post earlier, you will notice some corrections – it wasn’t off Exmouth they went – but north of Onslow.  Anyway we have enjoyed some of the fish – thanks Ryan.

Fishing off Exmouth

Fishing off Onslow on Montebello Islands


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The Honourable Kevin Rudd

Posted by akessonphotography on 1, May 7, 2008

Now here’s a topic to create huge division in Australia,…. just talk about politics and politicians. Everybody has an opinion about politicians in general. And everybody has an opinion about our leaders. Even I have an opinion.  So here goes.

I got to go listen to our Prime Minister at a breakfast in the Grand Ballroom number 2 at Burswood this morning. A few others also came [about 650 others]. I have two impressions to convey. First reflects a personal opinion on public speaking.   Second reflects my response to what I heard.

1.  PM Kevin Rudd is not too bad a speaker,… in terms of political figures in Australia who are all very careful not to veer off the beaten [or written] track. There’s safety in a carefully cultivated creative writing. That’s the way it is nowdays with everyone ready to pounce if a phrase is ever so slightly open to interpretation.  Sadly the loss of eye contact with the audience is a victim of the current climate. Politicians should go listen to some of our contemporary Pentecostal Pastors and learn how to really communicate to the hearts of people.

2.  Nonetheless he spoke with conviction; with a degree of passion and a steely commitment to the long term future of our country. I couldn’t help but continue to gain the impression that not only had we voted for a change of government at the last election, but we had also received a generational change. He might only be about 15 years younger than our previous PM, but he is a generation of difference.

If that was all I got out of this mornings breakfast,… well it would have been sufficient. For me there was a sense of hope, a perception that all will be well in the next few years with Kevin Rudd at the helm. It’s something that I had been feeling since before the election. It’s something that reassures my heart as a father that my daughters’ future in this country remain bright.

But then who really cares what I think. Here’s a pic I took, from the middle of the Grand Ballroom Number 2, of our Honourable Prime Minister this morning.

Go for it Kevin.  Make your own daughters proud of you.  And continue to give my daughters generation hope for the future.

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