CAP'N DAVE EDWARDS.
A true sailing dreamer with one life goal in mind; to live aboard a yacht and circumnavigate Australia. He loves being on the water at every opportunity, and loves the challenges that the waters can throw at him. [...]
Dave is a bit of a nerd, a whole lot of geek, a huge computer software guru and all around smart, clever, hyper intelligent, super funny, fabulous good guy whose hobby turned into a habit, which then led to work as an IT security consultant (or professional hacker!) working with important people in important government departments doing important stuff. This has kept him off the streets for a few years now but the time has finally come to lay aside (but not entirely put down) the tools of his brainiac trade and settle into a more sedate and simple life on the sea.
A bit of a Jack-of-all-trades and avid learner of ALL the things, he'll love it.
FIRST AND FAVOURITE SHIPMATE: TERRY JACKSON
A reluctant and not-quite-natural sailor whose dream, funnily enough, was not actually to live on a boat or go anywhere near bitey things with big sharp teeth or sucky giant tentacles that happened to live in the ocean. I also have a teensy fear of drowning and deep water.
I am a late-bloomer wildlife artist whose ambition at one stage was just to be a great Mum. Well, having achieved that with honours (and whose not-too-shabby progeny are now producing their own offspring), I then discovered at the age of 47 that I had a bit of a talent with wildlife drawing. Now, being the complete dag (Dag: noun, Australian and New Zealand Informal : an amusing, unusual person) that I am, it took me a while to come to terms with the fact that I actually have a talent that had been hidden for a very long time. Check it out sometime www.drawnwild.com . You can also find my Drawn Wild page on Facebook.
A bit of a gutless wonder who is a little reluctant about technical things such as tippage, windage, flappage and a lot of other sea related things ending in -'age'. Will I ever get used to calling it a head? Will I ever remember my knots? In time, I do believe I will (well, the knots anyway. A toilet is a toilet... end of story)! :)
Dave and I have been together since November 2002 after meeting through interesting circumstances. A little more on that later.
** If anyone is actually interested in the ramblings of a 50+ sailing newbie-ish, artiste extrordinaire and the clever one who actually knows about boats (thanks Dave [...]
xx) as we begin 'the dream', then feel free to contact us. Assuming that I keep it up, I'll be adding quite a lot of things (don't quote me on that)... I have been known to have a slight problem with procrastination. I would go further into that but I can't be bothered just now :)