Where Wild Winds Blow

The story of two modern day explorers deeply in love

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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.

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Where Wild Winds Blow — 6 Comments

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  2. I really enjoyed your first book and was looking forward to Where Wild Winds Blow.
    It’s a great read, and I was surprised that I couldn’t put it down for I had already followed you on your blog. The historical notes are always very interesting and I loved how you included stories from your past sailing adventures too.
    You both have a wonderful and infectious sense of adventure.

  3. Where Wild Winds Blow has changed my life. I read your dedication from a copy in the library and immediately bought your book even though I have never sailed and may never step on a boat. The thought scares me. But through you two, I have vicariously experienced true love and known the courage Earth’s great explorers must have had. God Bless.

  4. You guys are amazing! My partner and I are building a boat and found your voyage under Australia to be so inspiring. Quite clearly you told us about the importance of having routines in place, who does what, what to watch for. We purchased all three of your books and reading them has given our confidence a big boost. Thank you.

  5. I thought your book was an easy read, as if you were speaking to me. I loved all the action, but the historical notes made me realize just how much you two have learned in your travels. Please write another. I want to read how you two got started. Inspirational for me, I’m a new father.

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