Stephen W Starling
Writer and Photographer

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Tall Ship Trainee - Shark Bay, WA, Australia

The Leeuwin II strains her anchor chain. Wind whistles through shrouds that steady her three tall masts. An outgoing tide pulls her seaward. She longs to be unleashed.

Sailing into Sicily's Intriguing Past - Southern Italy

Following in the wake of Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman, and Spanish invaders who bequeathed grand architecture, vibrant culture, and an eclectic cuisine to this picturesque isle at the foot of Italy.

Sail Amsterdam: A Sweetheart's Homecoming - Netherlands

Sailing into port are 63 tall ships bearing over 500 sailors ready to celebrate Sail Amsterdam; a five day festival of all things nautical.

Sailing to Dragon Island - Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Katharina is bound for a fabled volcanic island reputed to be a last sanctuary of prehistoric creatures whose bone crushing jaws possess a lethal, poisonous bite.


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