poppy37

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
53
Location:
Oban, Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Here for:
Dating, Friendship 
About Me:

Semi-retired, location-independent academic (eh?) planning to live on-board and explore where the whim dictates. This would be a lot more fun with a sailing partner. Non-romantically-involved crew also welcome. Since I grew up with two sisters, I'm well adjusted and have plenty of female 'just friends', so no weird pressure from me on board.

Outside sailing I enjoy lots of water and mountain sports - the common element is travelling through nature/wilderness, whether by sea-kayak, paraglider, foot, backcountry ski or mountain-bike. I read a lot, write the occasional article and take lots of photographs. Big on nature, environment etc. and much happier at anchor than in the caravan-park world of marinas.

I'm English, by the way, despite having a house in Scotland and poking around Ireland these past couple of years. Pleased to have my irish passport these days though (thanks Grandad). Lived in France for 10 years, so fluent in French and used to non-Anglo ways of looking at the world.

I've spent the last two summers living aboard, poking around the SW UK, across to Ireland via Scilly and then cruising the southern Irish coast. 2021 will probably be 'completing' the W Irish coast, nipping back home for my second vaccine shot, then either stooging around the Western Isles, or zooming down to France and points South, depending on the weather. We'll see, also depends on crew or you!

Sailing Experience:

South coast/cross-channel on Dad's Konsort when younger, then 20 years intermittent UK, two months in Greenland and transAtlantic in 2015, Greece. Finally bit the bullet and bought my own boat (Westerly Typhoon 37) in April 2019 & enjoyed the last two summers living aboard, getting everything sorted (ha ha, does that ever happen?).

Nautical Miles Logged:
5000'ish
Occupation:
Freelance / semi-retired
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
No 
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Socially 
Appearance
Body type:
Athletic 
Height:
6'0" - 6'3" (181 - 190cm) 
Eyes:
Blue 
Hair:
Brown 
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