It took 40 years to finally do what I dreamed of doing in my teens, and buy the boat to explore the world in. I have no regrets just an appreciation of a life well lived, currently being topped off by the experiences this blog will share with you. Being a father was/is the highlight […]


Rob sailed with me for 5 weeks over July and August 2016. He replied to an ad for crew I put up on gumtree. He and I did a lot of rock climbing in a previous stage of our life, so it was an easy decision to make to take him on as crew. He […]

Giuseppe and Ira

Giuseppe (Italian) and Ira (German), joined me for a 10 day sail from Townsville to Cairns in mid September 2016. We all had a great time They fished They cooked fishwe ate fish and then repeated the process they snorkelled and sat down paddle boarded As they were leaving the wrote this in the ship’s […]


My youngest daughter Phoebe managed to find 5 days to fly to Cairns and spend some time with her dad. Luckily the weather was perfect  for anchoring on the coral cays off Cairns. We did the walk to the summit of Fitzroy Island did some SUPing Then way too soon it was time to go back […]


My Precious Eldest Daughter (PED for short), came sailing with me for 12 days in mid October 2016. We shared a dream that I had had for decades, of sailing my own boat into Watson’s Bay on Lizard Island, and doing the walk up to Cook’s lookout. Aong the way we caught fish, which she participated in […]

Kevin (3rd to 18th Febuary 2017)

Kevin, joined me for the sail from Brisbane to NZ. He wrote up the trip, through his eyes, for the blog   Hi Francis  From Brisbane Australia to Opua New Zealand via Lord Howe Is. Having crossed the Tasman a couple times before I was lucky enough to share time as a crew member on […]

Lisa, 13/3 to 6/4/17

Lisa sailed on Logic from the 13th of March to 6th of April 2017 Lisa works at the harbour in Falmouth on the south western English coast, who was over in NZ for her winter. We had a extraordinary time cruising the sites of the Hauraki Gulf when she left she left this card


Tannis flew all the way from Winnipeg Canada to come sailing on Logic for the month of July in 2018. She was great company as we sailed from New Caledonia to Vanuatu. We became good friends over the time she was onboard. She gave me this card on her departure