Book Review – Erebus

Erebus, The Story Of A Ship, by Michael Palin 2018, Arrow Books Erebus is not a well-known name or ship, despite achieving amazing feats in exploration. In the early 1840s Erebus was dispatched to discover the south Magnetic Pole and travelled further south than any...

Welcome to the Caribbean, mon!

Chapter 2. Welcome to the Caribbean, mon! It was my first stop in the Caribbean, and I was instantly blown away, not literally but the trade winds were noticeable from the start. As was a bright blue sky, the navy-blue water, swaying palm trees and the enveloping...

Book Review – My Old Man and The Sea

My Old Man and The Sea, by David and Daniel Hays. Anchor Books, 1996 Not to be confused with The Old Man and The Sea, the classic by Hemingway, this story is a moving recount of a father and son’s journey as they sail around Cape Horn. David Hays, a theatre director...

Caribbean Capers

Chapter 1. A job in the Caribbean. You lucky bastard! Actually, the words were worse than that, but either way, my college house-mate was super jealous of the role I had just landed – a job sailing a yacht in the Caribbean! Who wouldn’t be jealous? Could I sail a...