ISBN 978-0-6486785-2-6

Sail Away

A collection of maritime themed poems and short stories, accompanied by the authors photography and the artwork of John Ford and Jamie Comyn (mum).

About the Author

To date, I have spent seven and a half years on the ship, obtained my coxswains and master 24< tickets, working as a watch leader, bosun or both. Currently work at the Australian Maritime And Fisheries Academy as bosun and teacher’s assistant. Can honestly say, following my passion has been the most rewarding and fulling thing I have ever done. You haven’t lived if you haven’t followed your heart, come what may. The world is an amazing place, and so is humanity. Teaching and helping people.

Volunteering (giving of yourself is the biggest gift you can give someone or something). And, doing all this on a tall ship platform, at sea, is amazing.

I have Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum). But I didn’t let it stop me from growing and achieving. Without it, I wouldn’t think in the unique way that I do, as it contributes to who I am, but isn’t who I am. I hope that you have enjoyed this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it, and the experiences that went into its making.

Seize the day.