I voyaged there on the good ship “Southern Cross” a traditional Scottish built motorsailer with twin Gardner diesels. We departed the d’Entrecasteux Channel and dipped down into the Southern Ocean for the westward passage to Port Davey. This is the gateway to the remote and … Continue readingPort Davey
In late October, 2015 I voyaged from Lizard Island and back over ten days diving at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea then a number of the more northern Ribbon Reefs, culminating with exploration of the area of Princess Charlotte Sound in remote coastal Far … Continue readingBlue Beyond
For gallery of images click here. The fine yacht “Windrose” a 65 ft Andre Hoek design, built of alloy in Holland, beckoned for a charter to sail down the coast of Portugal from Lisbon to Faro on the famous Algarve Coast. This for me was … Continue readingRaining in Lisbon
La Vida del Vagubondo, 2014. I took Emirates First Class and had a good trip, barring the unfortunate occurrence of leaving my mobile phone on charge in the lounge, and was unsuccessful with its retrieval. The sleeping arrangements are the best I have ever experienced … Continue readingLa Vida del Vagubondo, 2014
For images go to gallery here. It is the end of September, 2013. I am aboard a 65ft ketch, cruising the Balearic Islands off the southeast coast of Spain, in the Mediterrranean Sea. Our itinery includes a circumnavigation of the island of Ibiza, and a … Continue reading“Vida del Vagabondo”, a Gourmet Circumnavigation of Ibiza on “Miaplacidus”.
I first saw a Pygmy Seahorse diving from a Mike Ball boat, the “Spoilsport” on a trip to the Bismark Sea, at the northern reaches of Papua Niu Guinea. We dived around New Ireland, and New Hanover on a circumnavigation, departing from Kavieng. I recall … Continue readingSave the Pygmy Seahorses
Gallery Ever flown in a B 52? Well, me hearties, ship aboard the “B 52” for the ride of a lifetime. The “B 52” is a 52 foot high performance sailing catamaran, now about 6 years old, the creation of my host for the Anzac weekend, … Continue reading“B 52”