I'm Simon, a 31 year-old (next week 32) Aussie. I'm a nomadic adventure writer bartering my way around the world without flying on very flexible dates, destinations and on pretty flexible legs. I seek work
as a participating member
of a crew heading anywhere in South America
I'm currently travelling in Madagascar
after 34 days at sea. Should arrive in South Africa
Ready to hoist sails
when you are.
to Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia
- 516 nautical miles on a 50-foot Ketch
, 'Tropicbird' with a crew of 7.
The following destinations were sailed on a 47-foot Sloop
Miguel' with a crew of 3:
to Galle, Sri Lanka - 1087 nautical miles
Galle, Sri Lanka to Chagos
Archipelago - 1006 nautical miles
Archipelago to Agalega, Mauritius - 1090 nautical miles
Agalega to Nosy Be, Madagascar
- 603 nautical miles
Total sea miles: 4,302 nautical miles
I won't win the America's Cup any time soon but have gained some a better understanding of the principles of sailing... I think.
- Bloody hard worker
- Bloody reliable
- Bloody good cook (picked up a few extra galley tricks with a French chef)
- Bloody quick and bloody eager learner
- Bloody good team player
- Bloody good at taking on responsibilities
- Bloody helpful at helping with the preparation of your vessel
As far as I know (which isn't far), I don't get seasick. I'm an avid surfer (most people call it 'wiping out'), a great swimmer (most people call it 'drowning'), love to write and meeting new folk. I love learning
new skills and I have an urge to sail. Can't explain it, it's just in me, denying me to fly.
If you think I'm the missing link to your crew (which, let's face it, I am), I'd be happy to meet 'n' greet in person anytime-anywhere around South Africa
(once I get there).
To get more of a feel for who I am here's the link to my website: thenomadicdiaries | seeing the world in high definition