This book focuses on the years when our sons became men tackling oceans that test all sailors, taking us to Africa for a safari in the last wild kingdom, Galapagos to wander through the intricacies of nature, Rapa Nui to witness the results of over-population. Gliding everywhere in-between, contemplating the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality accompanied by sea fairies whispering ageless secrets. [MORE]
500 pages – illustrated with 150 images and maps
includes delivery worldwide (postal zones 1 – 7)
BOOK PACK Around Australia and Around the World A$64
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. [more]
The book is fantastic. So well written and a perfect balance between sailing details and historic notes and written with a raw honesty which is so essential for a Cruising book. Niki from Zulu Waterways
“I love your evocative descriptive passages. Judith’s presence is felt throughout, sharing the same strength, courage and love of the wild as her man.” Margaret Muir, Author of Floating Gold, Sea Dust, Black Thread, & Condor’s Feather
True Stories from the Sea and Faraway Places
An odyssey far longer than the one year first imagined.
AUD$32 includes delivery worldwide (zones 1 – 7)
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. Adding further dimensions are stories 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
The story of two modern day explorers deeply in love
AUD$32 delivered worldwide (zones 1 – 7)
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. [More]
‘Where Wild Winds Blow reveals more than the intoxication of a sea voyage in the company of dolphins, whales and sea eagles.
Written in Jack’s inimitable style – sometimes brash, often touching, but always heart-warmingly honest. The author has a masterly way of seeing Nature in all its awesome beauty.’
Margaret Muir, Author of Floating Gold, Sea Dust & Condor’s Feather
‘Perfect pace creating strong images without wasting words.’ Judy Cooperman, LA
‘You two are brilliant! Such a brave and loved up couple.’ Dr. James Fitzpatrick, The Lililwan Project
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.”
The book is fantastic. So well written and a perfect balance between sailing details and historic notes and written with a raw honesty which is so essential for a Cruising book. Niki and Lauren at ZULU Waterways
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?
Jeffery from South Australia wrote, Absolutely loved your books, felt like I sailed along with you and experienced every adventure with the same views about the environment.
I’ve sent both your books to my elderly father (85) who spent the majority of his life on the River Murray and was always around boats. He’s now in an aged care home. Regardless he is a tough critic, but raves about your books endlessly to anyone who will listen.
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.
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.
Where Wild Winds Blow.It’s a great read!
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. Thank you!
Oh my god you two are brilliant. It is strange having read this ‘chapter’ of your life and knowing that much about such a brave and loved up couple. Thank you for sharing the stories.
Chief Investigator Marulu – The Lililwan Project
Felt I was experiencing some of the world beautiful places.
Also learnt something about sailing and decisions one has to make to be safe.”
Head of Design Aeronautical Engineers Australia
“I love your evocative descriptive passages.
Judith’s presence is felt throughout, sharing the same strength, courage and love of the wild as her man.” Margaret Muir, author of Floating Gold, Sea Dust, & Condor’s Feather
We took your advice and crossed the Strait to King Island, Three Hummock Island and, since yesterday, pretty Stanley! We owe you a great debt of thanks as we have had such a wonderful time exploring the Western islands of Tassie – and now we are on the Tas mainland – a dream for both of us since we were kids!