Our first expedition was from Darwin to Broome and the second from Broome and back to Broome providing a somewhat different perspective on each cruise. Having Mike Cusack (Australian Geographic - "Our Year in the Wilderness" fame with his wife Susan) as the Expedition Leader allowed me to partially get to know him and his leadership style - both a very pleasant experience. Aurora has a very easy and informative way of experiencing these places and we had several unusual opportunities to access parts of the Kimberley not seen by any of us (passengers, crew and Aurora staff ) before.
I was able to top up my photos for the book and learn even more about this incredible coast. Our guests were great fun and their constant challenging enquiry and interactions added tremendously to the trips. With the Humpback whales just getting back into the area we had some good sightings but only one good close photo opportunity on the second cruise. My new wide angle lens system led to some incredible new perspectives on many of the sites. Then to fly the whole coast from Broome to the Prince Regent River was a fabulous end to this year's time on this coast.