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  • About mbada
    Brisbane, Australia
    Sailing, Freediving, Fishing, Spearfishing, motorbikes, hunting, hiking, camping, rock climbing, drinking, traveling, exploring, etc
    Born in Zimbabwe and grew up on the family farm there until I was about 15. Then moved to Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, for 2.5 years.
    Moved with the family to the Sunshine Coast, Australia in December 2004 and spent 3.5 years working and travelling.
    I then moved to Perth in 2007 where I am based now.

    Always keen to learn more about sailing and cruising, if you want company drop me a message and I will tag along for 2 or 3 weeks maybe longer! I am only a beginner but have knowledge of rope techniques, and know the basics of sailing. I am also quite a handyman with woodwork, motors, electrics, etc.

    My plan is to buy a fairly large cruiser when we can, with roughly 8 to 10 berths, in partnership with a few good friends, some of which are very experienced sailors. This could be anywhere in the world because we plan to sail everywhere anyway!

    I am an avid SCUBA and free diver, snorkeller, hiker, rock climber, explorer, camper, and beginner sailor! I love meeting new people, working and playing hard and being surrounded by nature. I also love learning new things as much as sharing what I do know.

    **2015/01 UPDATE - I have quick my job, selling my car and possessions, and looking for cruising opportunities to learn and experience more!


    "To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea... "cruising" it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

    "I've always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.

    What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

    The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

    Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?"
    --- Sterling Hayden
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    ‎"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do." - Mark Twain


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