Born during WW2 on Canada’s east coast, I joined the Air Force after school and trained as a pilot, moved to the west coast and discovered mountains. Made a name for myself as an exploratory mountaineer, then restless, I transferred to the Navy to captain ships. Still restless, I resigned my commission to pursue my hobbies and passions, becoming a wine and food writer and educator, and Canada’s chief coin geek. Restless again, I sailed off and rounded Cape Horn. Twice. Now I'm back to writing.