Voyaging Under Sail

Eight years of world-wide voyaging under sail, from September 1981 to September 1989. This account is generally written as we went, simply recording how we saw things at the time, warts and all. This was a major and unforgettable period of our life together.

Travels in Europe

Every year from 2007 to 2018 we spent several months travelling throughout Europe in a compact motorhome. We have also travelled extensively in Australia and many countries around the world; 87 in all. Read condensed versions of our travel diaries.

Henderson Family

"Nautical Notes" was the journal of a sea voyage from Belfast, Ireland,  to Adelaide, Australia commencing 26th April and ending 12 July, 1863 by Michael's great-grandfather John Henderson (1841-1903). There is a great deal more on his family history here, including a hanging . . .

Norma's Manuals

Comprehensive rehabilitation manuals of animals and birds.

Norma’s Documents

Identification, care and handling of animals and birds.

Michael's Cars

Achievements and racing of formula, sports and sedan cars.