Category Archives: The Great Walkabout

01.02.11-01.22.11 Garden of the Gods, Magical Waters of Manitou

January 2, 2011 through January 22, 2011(Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado) Most of January was spent by Sir Thomas Leaf getting his affairs in order for his life changing walkabout. He spent most days meditating in the mornings, hiking the trails of Cheyenne Mountain State Park during his lunch breaks, writing […]

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 […]