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Overview

  • 18 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian
  • 39, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Admin, volunteer crew on tall ships back in Oz before I c...
  • I completed a 2 year Jazz/Pop Music Diploma back in 99/00...
  • From Echuca, Victoria, Australia
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to travel Europe visiting maritime and nautically significant places. And to just generally be happy!

ABOUT ME

Hi Folks, am a couch surfer because I'm really impressed with its manifesto and if we're all likeminded folk then how much fun will we all have, eh? I'm a tall ship sailor (not professionally unfortunately... yet) and a train (in particular steam train) nut, and enjoy mooching around Europe in the summertimes to travel on trains, visit ships and museums and locations of historical significance. I'm also a live music fan, from gigs to symphony orchestra concerts to festivals.

PHILOSOPHY

Ooh, the D&M stuff. It's too early in the morning. Might go get a coffee and have a think about this one....

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Not much lately as I can't much host where I'm living, and we often have friends staying too. I seem to have an internal friend network couchsurfing thing going on that always keeps our visitor book well stocked up, haha. But happy to help out others here with advice. I've also met some of my best mates from around the world surfing, love it.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfted quite a lot and met a now really good bunch of friends via CS.

Interests

Sailing tall ships, all things historical and nautical. Train travel. Music, travelling, meeting and sharing fun times with easygoing folk.

  • books
  • concerts
  • festivals
  • coffee
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • surfing
  • sailing

Music, Movies, and Books

Oh the Master & Commander series by Patrick O'Brian. And Hornblower of course. But I assure you there's more to me than that. Music is a hard one. I love cheap classical music concerts. When I lived and had a car here in the UK back in 97/98 (holy cow, that's a decade ago!!) I used to drive to as many heritage houses as I could that put on outdoor symphony concerts. Marvellous! And of course I love my rock, and also latin influenced music to get me on the dance floor, most notably Cat Empire from Melbs.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Something I'm quite proud of having been a part of, although it was by complete accident really (just right place at right time), was being in the Dili All Stars who wrote and recorded the anthem Liberdade back in '99 for the East Timorese independence. It was a smash over there and we travelled to Dili for the Tour of Duty concert and performed it and our other tunes, many traditional Timorese. Some of our band members were timorese who had not returned home for many years. It was quite moving watching them kiss the ground as we got off the army herc into Dili.
Sailing too - minus the sea sickness. Mind you, being sea sick out in the open ocean for over a week is pretty bleedin' amazing too. And I live to tell the tale!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Mongolia, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom

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