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If you are just browsing the site out of curiosity, start with ” Maritime Photos”. See some amazing photographs of the sea and it’s users.

The site is pretty full with well over 200 entries, but new items still appear from time to time. It would help and it would be of great interest to readers if stuff was sent in. Polite accounts of life onboard or pictures are welcome and should be emailed to alan.rawlinson@gmail.com. They will not be posted up until the sender (you) approve the layout etc. Pictures are particularly welcome of days spent on the Bank Line ships. Thank you.

Some of my impressions

Have a look at the heading and the contents of ” Photo Feast” if just browsing around. There is a collection of unusual and interesting maritime photos culled from the web over the last few years. Enjoy the show!

“Any budding sailors out there? ” This was the question posed by the teacher at school. The LCC ( London County Council) was seeking boys to enter their sea school called LNS Woolverstone, outside of Ipswich. It was a chance to enter an examination to go to the sea school way back in 1948, and it became the name chosen for my book.” I was only trying to get out of a Maths lesson!

The book shown above is a biography and tells about life at sea roaming the world on tramp and liner routes visiting many strange ports on long 2 year voyages.     It’s a memoir of a whole life from first recollections of the blitz in London, to a later career at sea followed by postings ashore in many worldwide locations, and the ups and downs of a life wedded to the shipping industry in many guises.   It can be read via AMAZON or purchased via the payhip site at https://payhip.com/fairwinds