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Both titles now available in Hardback!

“Free your mind and the rest will follow” Practical Boat Owner Magazine The perfect Christmas gift for would-be nautical nomads or anyone who has had enough of the consumer-driven life.  Get a glimpse of how I have lived aboard three different … Continue reading

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New Book Details and How to Get a Copy.

  Many apologies for the delay, but the follow-up to Get Real, Get Gone is now live on Amazon in both ebook and paperback.  Plenty of time to order for Christmas! This book is a bit more detailed and longer … Continue reading

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Finally… the new book is out (nearly!)

Thanks everyone for your patience – it took a lot longer than I thought, but I am delighted to say that the new book will be out next week on Amazon in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia in … Continue reading

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Musket Cove Regatta

Due to Covid restrictions, there is no Musket Cove regatta this year, so I have strung together some video from the last one where I entered the “Round the Island” race in my little sailing tender. This is an awesome … Continue reading

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The Good News and the Good News

No, it is not some Jehovah’s Witness click-bait, much worse I am afraid.  About a year ago Tantor Publishing bought the audio rights to Get Real, Get Gone and after a few delays brought on by that bloody virus, I am … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Men Are:Revisited – I am back on the telly in Oz

Yes, the shameless self-promotion continues tomorrow (Friday 5th March) at 8.30pm Sydney time  (7.30pm Queensland time) on BBC Earth. Australians who thought they had managed to escape my unbearable levels of self-satisfaction will be disappointed to hear that if they … Continue reading

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Off to Oz!

Yes, it is finally time to stop goofing off, pull up the anchor and get moving again.  On Monday I will be off to Australia (weather permitting).  The voyage should take about 12 days, so I will see you all … Continue reading

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I am in the Daily Mail – my life is complete

I was hoping to get through my life without ever being in that ghastly rag, but ‘never say never’.  I suppose.   For non-UK readers, the Daily Mail is a sensationalist, right wing tabloid newspaper popular with xenophobes and extreme conservatives.  … Continue reading

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Back on the Telly Again!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the Calypso story forges ahead with another episode on British TV tonight (New Lives in the Wild Revisited, channel 5, 9.00pm) More than five years after his first visit, … Continue reading

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It’s Official! Calypso II “Ninth Best Cruising Boat in the World”

According to Cruising World,  the Island Packet 38 is the ninth best cruising boat in the world.  Not a bad position!  Not bad at all when you consider that the study also included  lightly built coastal cruisers.  I have been so impressed … Continue reading

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