Tom Crean – An Unsung Hero

Some of you will recognise the iconic picture of Tom Crean, one of the greatest characters in the history of polar exploration. Crean may not be a household name when compared to the likes of Shackelton and Scott. However Crean is a great example of the many people who risked their lives to go to places mankind had ever dared to go before. It is incredible to read what they went through during those times. They had a completely different threshold for endurance which we do not come close to today. We only think we know about hardship. Reading this book during the Winter in Canada makes me realise that most modern people have no real complaints and I will think twice when complaining of the cold!Tom Crean hailed from County Kerry, Ireland. He was one of the hardest humans that ever lived. He managed to travel and explore the Antarctic on three occasions. If you do not know this inspiring story we highly recommend reading An Unsung Hero. Crean’s story is one of ingenuity, survival and heroism. He is one of the many people who have inspired us to keep travelling and exploring.#thelastfrontier #discovery #endurance #terranova #polar #southpole #antarctic #unsunghero #tomcrean #anasaul #exploration #anunsunghero #scott #shackleton #polarexploration #hero #survival

We made the Irish Sunday paper!

We made the Irish Sunday paper! You can find the article in the Sunday Business Post Magazine after all the Pope related articles. #sundaybusinesspost #sundaybusinesspostmagazine #alifeaquatic #sundaypaper #asailingadventure #sailing #irishsailing #liveaboard #yacht #steelboat #ireland 📸 Photo credit @davin_whooley

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Finally arrived in Toronto!

Finally arrived in Toronto! This will be our new home 🇨🇦🍁🇨🇦🍁🇨🇦 #canada #sailing #steelboat #toronto #citylife #yacht #liveaboard #travel #explore #ontario #marina #marinalife #boatlife

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I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal

I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal She’s a good old worker and a good old pal Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal We haul’d some barges in our day Filled with lumber, coal, and hay We know every inch of the way From Albany to Buffalo Low bridge, everybody down Low bridge, yeah we’re coming to a town And you’ll always know your neighbor And you’ll always know your pal If ya ever navigated on the Erie Canal – Thomas Allen, 1905 #eriecanal #lowbridge #brucespringsteen #canal #explore #bridge #steelboat #travel #mooring #liveaboard #lock #discover #mohawkriver #notsailing #thomasallen

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Baltimore, Ireland to Baltimore, Maryland

We come from a small village in the southwest coast of Ireland called Baltimore, population 400. Today we dropped our anchor at Baltimore, Maryland, population 611k. We can’t wait to explore this city. Now off to Bushe’s for a pint. #Baltimore #Ireland #Maryland #US #thewire #fiveO #waydowninthehole #sailing #yacht #liveaboard #travel #explore #anchorage #skyline

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