I've been introduced to this site by a friend who thought it a good way to get my plans out there, and perhaps secure passage
with a friendly cruiser.
I set off from Tasmania with my car almost two months ago now. The ferry
up to Melbourne and have then meandered my way up to Airlie Beach, Queensland
A couple of months ago I quit my job and have decided that now is the time to embark on a journey that I've been toying with for over ten years now - I'm off to do a full lap of the world. Without stepping onto an aeroplane.
I have no time-frame or plan for this adventure, two/three years. Hopefully more. I'm open to any route
So at the moment I've washed up in Airlie Beach, and life seems pretty good here. I plan to sell my car soon and I'm actively seeking to work my passage
on a yacht, to anywhere north of here really. Which I suppose would mean S.E. Asia
as the main destination
. Micronesia, the Solomon Islands etc is very appealing too.
I'm a 35 year old, non-smoker, fit and able bodied, who has spent most of his career working on the water
. Operating power craft, and diesel
powered work boats no bigger than 14m. I have my current
NSCV coxwain's, with diesel
endorsement. I have approx 2.5 years commercial
dive work under my belt too, although I haven't dived for a few years now.
I grew up in the Shetland Islands, so I have fair experience with being out, and being comfortable enough working in severe weather
Sailing wise, I have some experience with this. The last time being a week ago, when I was away on my mate's yacht from the Gold Coast for three weeks. Up to Fraser and Moreton Islands and back again.
I understand that there may be very few crusier's heading north at this time of year, it being close to cyclone season. Which is fine really as I have no timeframe to be anywhere. At all.
My expectations would be to find someone who is looking for someone to pull their weight on-board their vessel, taking shifts, cooking
and general upkeep of the boat. I'm confident that you would find me a relaxed and good natured soul.
Any pointers or help would be most appreciated.