This portfolio shows the commercial photography I captured for Esperance Adventures down in Dover.
The south western coastline of Tasmania is truly a wild and remarkable place. In many areas it looks the same as it always has for thousands of years. Matt is a passionate mariner and it was a pleasure to spend a day kayaking on the water with his family and guests. Matt’s destinations are suitable for people of all ages and experiences, so if you find yourself heading south from Huonville give Matt a call, you won’t regret it.
“After Gill returned to Western Australia to finish her studies Matt emigrated and joined her to live in Fremantle. Matt continued sailing, racing regularly out of Fremantle Sailing Club. It wasn’t long before Gill was also hooked on sailing and they later built a small 24’ racing yacht with a friend. They spent most of their time either in or on the water swimming, boating and kayaking.
“There were numerous Tasmanian hiking trips of those years keeping alive the desire that they would one day live there. In 2004 they purchased a 31’ cruising boat and immediately set off on a 15 day passage direct to Tasmania where they cruised around the island before sailing back to Fremantle. In 2005 they were back in Tasmania, this time as competitors in the Sydney Hobart Race in a friend’s boat.
“2006 saw them set off sailing on what was to be a 7 year journey around the Pacific pushing north through Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to Japan, Alaska working where possible along the way. They were lucky enough to purchase 2 collapsible kayaks whist in Japan allowing them to explore some wild and remote areas along the way. In 2010 they had their first Son, Jess, while back in Australia. They re-joined the boat in Alaska when he was 12 months old. Whilst they were back in Australia they visited Tasmania again and this time purchased some land in Dover, in the far south. This would become the ultimate destination for this trip. Jess helped guide them back to Australia via Canada, USA, Mexico and numerous South Pacific Islands.
“In Dover they settled down having their second son, Dete, and designing and building their own straw bale home. Gill started her own business using her architectural training as a Building Designer and Matt, keen to follow his passion for the water, saw an opportunity in Far South Tasmania to offer visitors access to its stunning waters and amazing history. Esperance Adventures was started in 2016. Their cruising boat sits moored in the Bay waiting for the next adventure!” Esperance Adventures