True Stories from the Sea and Faraway Places
An odyssey lasting not the one year imagined, but the rest of their lives
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Reflections in a Sailor’s Eyes follows our exploration of life through a series of sixteen short stories, starting with first becoming Jack and Jude on our African Honeymoon in 1969, a five month overland journey from England to South Africa in a derelict VW van. Several of these stories have been published before, they evoke the wild adventuresome times exploring Earth with our sons as they grew infants to young men sailing the world for 15 years. We’re all a bit older now. Adding further dimensions are articles and snippets from our maturing years in the same vessel we home built in 1973. Banyandah
A book for all who like adventures, courage, love, and encouragement
AUSTRALIA – SAILING – ADVENTURE
310 pages ~ 181 photos and maps
Second Edition – Paperback $28
postage worldwide included
One of the world’s greatest adventures – Following Flinders wake around Australia – 9,000 nautical miles across six climatic zones. Jack and Jude have been exploring Earth for more than 40 years and in Two’s a Crew we search our homeland of Australia comparing it with what we had seen on early travels. Our homemade yacht takes us through crocodile infested waters to some of the world’s oldest rock paintings, into pristine coral atolls, and through Hell’s Gates itself.
What was our most frightening moment?
Our greatest storm?
Did we ever get attacked by pirates?
And what was it like raising children afloat from infancy to grade eleven?
In Where Wild Winds Blow, we recall unforgettable highlights of our sea roving life while taking Banyandah on a challenging and rewarding exploration of the Australian islands and coastline exposed to the Great Southern Ocean.
The simplest and best ideas complied from building, maintaining and managing vessels for forty years. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams and in Jude’s unique style. As Cap’n Jack says, “Best take her word, she’s the one keeping Banyandah in top shape.”
Readers’ Comments ~
Excellent yarn, Lovely ending, Really enjoyed reading it.
It’s a fantastic book that warrants a second and third read. Chock full of tips and hints for the not so experienced, history woven through in an interesting way, and a great story. Sailing story, love story, history, travel – what more could a reader want?