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Alan Williams  Just tryen to keep my head above water ⚓ Behind the lense 📷 rarely in front

My own personal waterhole complete with expert level waterslide 🤙

#FNQ#hallsfalls#herberton#thebloodytopend#wherethebloodyhellareyah#unemployedlife#nowheretobe#ridinsolo

People used to ask me what the navy was like, to which i gave a number of answers depending on what mood i was in based on the day/week or trip i had just finished. However a good friend once described military jobs as the same as any other, except with higher highs & lower lows & that is by far the most truthful way to describe it to anyone wishing to know.

After just over ten years it finally comes to an end for me today. Its easy for me to say it's been great, having just finished by far the best posting of my career. But at times it was very testing of my patience, i missed birthdays, weddings & countless hours of precious time with those who mattered most. Throughout all that i stayed, i stayed because i loved going to sea, i loved being apart of something so much bigger than myself & i've always been extremely proud to have served my country as long as i did 🇦🇺
Im not leaving because i hate it or i had a sudden change of heart, i'm leaving because i feel the time is right to move on & try something new & exciting.
I have so many people to thank but unfortunately I can't thank everyone personally, there is just far too many names to mention.
So thanks to my family & friends for your support & patience these last 10 years & to everyone i served with thank you, thanks for the memories, thanks for the mostly extended conversations & finally thanks for putting up with me. Your actions for better or for worse helped mould the sailor i became.
So to all my friends still serving I can't help but wish you all the best of luck for the rest of your careers, calm seas & nothing but a high speed transit🛥⚓
Cheers guys

Abit of a mission to reach, but with some recent rain Hartley's creek falls was definitely worth the trek

#hartleyscreekfalls#waterfall#farnorthqueensland
#offthebeatentrack#fnqlife#wherethebloodyhellareyah#thebloodytopend #easterweekend#picoftheday

Exploring one of FNQ's many fantastic hot spots 🏞

#lakeeacham#fnq#fnqlife#thebloodytopend#wherethebloodyhellareya#

The roads less travelled are almost always those with the most interesting stories to share

I am by no means a morning person, but some of the sunrises I have witnessed over the ocean, i'm sure you will agree are worth the early wake up call

#crossingthegulf#sunrise#tangodip#navylife#asailorslifeforme⚓️#royalaustraliannavy liannavy#capeinscription##picoftheday#nofliterneeded#firsttimewithnofilter#samsunggalaxys8#amateurphotography#amateurhour#godihategettingupearly

When i was young there was always an epic race through the desert that came right after christmas, as I got older I learnt this to be the dakar rally.
My hobbies haven't changed much over the last 20years & the event starts today, so here's a throwback to the 2016 dakar rally I got to see first hand, living out a childhood dream

#argentina#buenosaires#traveller#backpacker#dakarrally#petronas#powerstar#gerardderooy#kamaz #redbullracing #eduardnikolaev#andreykarginov#alesloprais#truckcategory#bigfan#childhooddream#bucketlist#nikon5300#photoswillneverdojustice

Every now & then we get the chance to experience some very special parts of world, it's what i've always enjoyed about this job. A fantastic spot to spend a few hours with the crew new years eve - East Diamond Island 🏝

#advcapeinscription#eastdiamondisland#FNQ
#wherethebloodyhellareyah#greatbarrierreef
#navygravy#partoftheshippartofthecrew
#royalaustraliannavy#navylife#thatboatlife
#newyearspost#picoftheday#catmarinepower#instafamous#notevenaprivateyatch#amateurphotography#dronesnotmine#timetobuyadrone

We were under strict instructions from the boss lady @myfitoutbacklife "if there are any orphan joeys out there bring me one home please" introducing....David 🐿
I may not be maternal with small children but this little guy had my undivided attention for hours

#raystation#tully#durack#worththedrive
#kingsingrasscastles#southwestqld#westernqld
#wayoutwest#countrylife#orphanjoey#david
#ineedapetinmylife#yourgonabefamoussomeday
#davidbecamecindy#insidejoke#clucky
#amateurphotography#bestofinsta#instapets

Stuck for 45 minutes with no phone service & out of UHF range this was the last resort before making the 16km walk home for a recovery vehicle.

#raystation#quilpie#southwestqld#exploreqld
#getstucksomehwere#nofunifyournotbogged
#bloodyredshit#toyota#v8cruiserute#cruiserlife
#mumhatesthisvideo#harrop#elocker#someonebuymeawinch#justsenditaye
#gotalearntowheelitmate

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