Entries by mcfstop

Sydney Flying Squadron – historic 18′ skiffs

Since 2014 I’ve been a proud member of the Sydney Flying Squadron (est. 1891), home of the historic 18′ skiffs. These shallow-draft wooden sailboats are replicas of designs that sailed from the early 1900s – 1940s. I usually crew aboard the mighty Scot (1906) but on Saturday 8th February 2014, half our regular crew were […]

California roadtrip

From its garage in Mill Valley, Marin Co. the Mustang was packed, pumped full of premium petrol at $3.50 a gallon and pointed east towards the Sierras chomping at the bit to serve the purpose for which it was bought; roadtripping. Forty five years old and ready to roll. Candy Apple red but she’s a […]

PV streetscenes, barscenes

Yesterday evening me and friends hit the streets to do some final scenes of a movie we’ve been working on for a while. Hot night. Rain. The bars and streets we were in oozed la mexicanidad. PV in the low season reverts to its mexican simplicity. Unpretentious and unaffected. Tourism ignored. A night in front of […]

Fiestas Patronales Punta Mita

Thursday June 30. The last night of the week-long celebrations in honour of Saints Peter and Paul, the patrons of the church in Emiliano Zapata, the pueblito on the outskirts of the Punta Mita residential development. A world away from their neighbouring golf courses, luxury villas and 5 star hotels.  Mexico in all its diversity, […]

Sayulita SUP

The second annual Punta Sayulita Longboard and Stand Up Paddle Classic contest was held at Sayulita over the weekend of 12 & 13th March 2011. Adam Finer and Pacific Paddle Surf being major proponents and promotersof the SUP craze, got me access to a boat to get some shots of the event from the water. […]

Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island lies just offshore the Queensland coast, a few hour’s north of Brisbane. It’s the world’s largest sand island. Home to dingos, perched lakes, big forests, wankers in 4WDs, the Kingfisher Resort and more sand than you can poke a stick at. I stayed there for 4 days with Jenny B and her 2 […]

Meroo New Year

Meroo National park on the south coast of NSW, Australia. It’s a camping/surfing/fishing/relaxing paradise. I was there with nephew Andy and some of his friends over New Years. Excellent time had by all.