Category Archives: The Great Walkabout

Chronicle 1: The Great Walkabout, New Beginnings

The Great Walkabout became a journey of self-discovery, finding roots, and paths for Sir Thomas Leaf, following oracles, omens, and prophecies of a Irish bride, a French bride, and the birth of a Prince. From journeying across the Rocky Mountains, down under Australia, across to Cornwall to dig Witchcraft pits, on to Burning Man, Sir […]

The Rise and Fall of a Technogypsie

Life of a Nomad, Our rise and fall From the journal of Sir Thomas Leaf McGowan, 16 August 2016 “Its amazing how many people asked us during a weekend we were vending last month … “So Leaf, where are you living these days – you seem to be everywhere?” to which i replied “We live […]

Chronicles 3: Walking with the Ancestors

11.14.13: Walk with the Ancestors – departing Tir na nOg 11.15.13: Dormant Volcanoes and “The Birds” 11.16.13: Time Travel in the Land of Lost Souls 11.17.13: Journey to Phoenix 11.18.13: Mesa, Rte 666 Devil’s Highway, Alamogordo 11.19.13: White Sands, Three Rivers, Inn of the Mountain Gods 11.20.13: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, atop Nogal […]

05.03.11: Brisbane Lights

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Travels Down Under:Brisbane Lights … Tuesday, May 3, 2011 * Brisbane, Queensland, Australia * A pleasant sleep in his own make-shift room at his fellow Burner’s Lady Carol’s home, Sir Thomas Leaf awoke early for his shift as tour guide aboard the HMB Endeavour. Morning was busy as hustle/bustle in […]

05.02.11: The Koala Hunt

    Koala, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Travels Down Under:The Great Koala Hunt … Monday, May 2, 2011 * Manly Beach to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia * After lack of sleep, tossing and turning in the hammocks aboard the HMB Endeavour as Security Night Watch last evening, the morning was welcomed with dawn and getting out up […]

05.01.11: Manly Beach and Night Watch

    Manly Beach, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Travels Down Under:Manly Beach and Night Patrol … Sunday, May 1, 2011 * Manly Beach, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia * After a very relaxing stay at his Couchsurfing host’s home in Manly Beach, Sir Thomas Leaf was very refreshed as it had been one of the most comfortable beds […]

04.30.11: Exploring the West End

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Travels Down Under:Exploring the West End … Saturday, April 30, 2011 * West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia * As Sir Thomas Leaf approached his last day with his Couchsurfing hosts they settled for a fine day exploring Brisbane’s Artsy West End. Kristina and Kristiana were the most excellent hosts. The […]

04.29.11: History of Captain Cook, Govinda, and Floods

    HMB Endeavour, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Travels Down Under:Learning about the History of Captain Cook … Friday, April 29, 2011 * Brisbane, Queensland, Australia * A restful evening at his Couchsurfing host’s home in Brisbane’s Artsy West End, the adventuring sailor apprentice was soon off back to work as tour guide for the HMB […]

04.28.11: Tracing Captain Cook’s Footsteps

    HMB Endeavour, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Travels Down Under:Following Captain Cook’s Footsteps … Thursday, April 28, 2011 * Brisbane, Queensland, Australia * Early to rise, Sir Thomas Leaf arose after a semi-restful night’s sleep on an air mattress in his Couchsurfing host’s home in Brisbane’s Artsy West End. It was a nice day and […]

04.27.11: Off to Learn 18th Century Sailing; The HMB Endeavour

    Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Travels Down Under:Off to Learn 18th Century Sailing … Wednesday, April 27, 2011 * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia * It was yet a very exciting and sad day for Sir Thomas Leaf. He was very excited to fly off to Brisbane […]