Category Archives: Sailing the 7 Seas

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 […]

Chronicle 19: A Pirate’s Tale

Coming Soon …

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 […]

07.05.12: VT – Denmark

[ Chronicles: A Viking Tale, the Beginning of the Journey ] Thursday, 5 July 2012 Aboard the Sirena: Harwich, England to Esbjerg, DenmarkEsbjerg, Denmark Sir Thomas Leaf arose rather early that morning as allergies and sheer exhaustion had consumed his rest last night, a formula that never ceases to turn him into a snoring Viking […]

06.10.12: Irish Pirates, Mayhem in Cornwall, & A Castle Sieze …

In its 7th year … The Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf are back … The Great Walkabout Down under and Sailing the Seven Seas will be on hold in its completion for the time being due to funding & time it takes to process the photos, write, and design the pages – these tales should […]

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 […]

05.01.11: 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 […]

04.29.11: 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 […]