Our journey begins at an easy pace, sailing down the NSW coast reliving memories from our earliest voyages. Then it explodes into action when we explore Flinders Island in the Bass Strait and finally get to visit Wybalenna. Jack and Jude again do the unexpected by walking forty kilometers along a rainforest railroad following Tasmania’s King River to document 100 years of mine pollution. Exposing environmental disasters to help Earth will always be our focus, but it’s back to action when we take on the tempestuous Great Australian Bight to explore the Nuyts Archipelago of strange islands, the first recorded and named by white visitors. The equally remote Recherche Archipelago, a cluster of islands scattered along WA south coast, are totally different from the dry sandstone Nuyts. Now in granite country, these isles rise from mist as pendants of pearls and mermaids. Turning about at Albany, we found the Great Southern Ocean in a feisty mood and struggled to find a comfortable life as wet, cold, south winds drove us further and further off course until it didn’t matter where, we were quite delighted to get into a quiet, dry place in time to celebrate Jude’s birthday. And from there began a very pleasurable new journey.
Inside Where Wild Winds Blow, Earth’s earliest explorers share their perspective on places encountered on our journey. And similar to Sir Francis Chichester, one of our heroes, we bare our fears and intimacies. We also like to be evocative, to stimulate dreaming and give justice to this amazing wonder that is Earth. Plus, there is technical advice on how we manage Banyandah, simply explained as we go along, for sailors and dreamers. Illustrated with over 80 B+W photos and maps.