Where Wild Winds Blow

The story of two modern-day explorers deeply in love seeking adventure and knowledge
AUD$34 delivered worldwide (zones 1 – 7)

Where Wild Winds Blow ~ third edition
Jack and Jude, with eyes on the past, have witnessed more of Earth than many famous explorers. Through hard work and considerable gumption, they constructed a ship of sail, raised their family afloat and achieved impressive sailing feats with little help. The myriad life experiences gained charge them to illuminate the bountiful adventures still available to all human souls and to record the degradation of Earth that they have witnessed.

Your journey begins at a leisurely pace, sailing down Australia’s East Coast, dreaming of earlier adventures. Then it explodes into action when Jack and Jude land at Flinders Island in the Bass Strait and visit Wybalenna, Black Man’s Houses, so-called ‘Aboriginal Settlement’ of 1834 which is the neglected burial site of more than a hundred Aborigines.

From there, Jack and Jude again do the unexpected by walking forty kilometres along a rail track shrouded in dense rainforest to document a hundred years of mine pollution into Tasmania’s King River. Then back into sailing action when they take on the tempestuous Great Australian Bight to explore the Nuyts Archipelago first recorded by Australia’s earliest explorers. Crossing the Great Australian Bight to the equally remote Recherche Archipelago in granite country, different from Nuyts dry sandstone, they find groups of isles rising out the mist like mermaids with pearl pendants.

At Albany in Western Australia they turned about, and this time find the Great Southern Ocean in a feisty mood. Struggling to escape cold, wet, strong south winds that keep driving them further off course, miraculously they get somewhere quiet in time to celebrate Jude’s sixty-fifth birthday. And from there, a very pleasurable journey begins.

Inside Where Wild Winds Blow, Australia’s earliest explorers share their views on places encountered along the way. And like Sir Francis Chichester, one of their heroes, Jack and Jude reveal fears and intimacies, and wax-lyrical to stimulate dreams and give justice to this amazing Earth.

Along with all that, they give simple technical advice on how these two septuagenarians manage Banyandah.

For sailors and dreamers. Illustrated with 80 photos and maps.
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Review by MC Muir, Author of Floating Gold, Sea Dust & Condor’s Feather.
“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.”

Where Wild Winds Blow exudes the child-like enthusiasm Jack and Jude experience when investigating new places – windswept islands where few people have walked before – and of the trials they encounter along their journey.

Where Wild Winds Blow reveals more than the intoxication of a sea voyage in the company of dolphins, whales and sea eagles, it also relates to the pain of a perfect storm, of an encounter with modern-day pirates, of broken equipment and nearly shipwrecked, the intense chill of Antarctic winds, and of course, the constant challenge and changing moods of the sea.

Where Wild Winds Blow is a great complement to Two’s a Crew and a recommended read for anyone who loves the sea.


Comments and Reviews of our Books ~

Trevor Norton

Two’s a Crew ~ It’s a great read, very informative.
Every cruising boat should have a copy.

West Coast Yacht Charters
Strahan, Tasmania

Niki and Lauren at ZULU Waterways

TWO’S A CREW
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

Bill and Juanita

We both have now read Where Wild Winds Blow.
The history of aboriginals saddens us but good to learn.
You have encouraged us to Put Nature First.
A good approach to life. Thanks

Petrea McCarthy, Ideas Locker Cruising Helmsman

Excellent yarn, Lovely ending, Really enjoyed reading it.

Two’s A Crew is 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?

Petrea.

Liam Harris

Two's a CrewI love my book and video that I purchased from you and I’m watching and reading them the second time around 🙂
Best of luck and very much looking forward to reading about your adventures.

He raves about your books to anyone who will listen

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.

Susan Schieder

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.

Lisa from WA

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.

Gil Kaltenbach

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!

Dr. James Fitzpatrick

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

Mark Sheen


Well done Jack and Judith….
I really find you guys inspiring.
I live to see the wild places of Earth.

Mark Sheen

Judy Cooperman in USA

“Your writing style has the perfect pace.
It creates strong images yet skips along without wasting words. Sort of London, sort of Hemingway, but all Capt. Jack.

Your love for each other peppers it perfectly. Good show, and thanks!”

Rosemary Bartle

Two's a Crew“Pearls of wisdom for motivation!
Absolutely loved your book,
A favourite on my bookshelf.”

Graham Swannell

Around the world“Great reading!
Felt I was experiencing some of the world beautiful places.
Also learnt something about sailing and decisions one has to make to be safe.”

Graham Swannell
Head of Design Aeronautical Engineers Australia

Margaret Muir, author

“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

Diane

Your books are all so well written and are such a joy to read and imagine what it all must be like. My husband has just purchased a boat (inspired by the BANYANDAH!)

I just want to say that the world needs more people like you and thank you for sharing your stories. We hope to be “guided” through our adventures by you both. All the best to you and yours, Diane

Nick Sabardin in France

I’m halfway through the book about your circumnavigation of Australia and I’m loving it.
I actually just ordered the DVD to enjoy the footage.

I like your thoughts on life, Earth and mankind, and your writing style too!

Caitlin and Michael ~ “Bass Voyager”

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!

Phil Ross, Editor Cruising Helmsman

If you do not follow their blog, I suggest you subscribe.
Alongside Alan and Pat Lucas, if ever there was a couple like Lin and Larry residing in Australia then Jack and Jude would have to be it.
Phil Ross Editor

Petrea McCarthy – Freelance Boating Writer

Thanks for the copy of Around the World. I’ve been saving it for when I could read in the daytime because I suspected it would not be good to read it in bed. And so it proved. I have been reading it at night, and it is keeping me awake. I keep wanting to know what happened next, so continue turning the virtual pages long after the light should be out.
I’m only about halfway through, as I am rationing it to nights when the boat is rolling and I can’t sleep anyway.
So far? Amazing!

Petrea McCarthy – Freelance Boating Writer

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