Fresh and sparkling autobiography and the chronicle of a good and adventurous life spent largely at sea. Born in Melbourne, as sailing ships were disappearing, he embarked on his career at sea at the age of fifteen. He sailed all seas in every sort of ship. Interludes ashore tell of the writing of his earlier books, entanglements with lawyers, a brief journalistic career, etc. A personal history of considerable enthusiasm; nostalgia for the days of the Cape Horners.