Columns

Don McIntyre’s Column “Ocean Adventures” is published every month in the “Tradeaboat” Magazine

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THIS BOATING LIFE

It’s the life for me, the good and the bad, so get aboard and chase your dreams

Bring it on

BRING IT ON

Meet my new crew for our next wreck-diving adventure in the tropical waters of Tonga

TRAILER BOAT ADVENTURES

TRAILER BOAT ADVENTURES

Adventure boats come in all sizes, even trailer-boats, says Don, MEDIVAC, IKI.

Life Expectancy

LIFES EXPECTANCY

Don realises life isn’t long enough to cram in his bucket list of adventures. MAYDAY.

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VULCANS FORGE

It’s a red hot adventure on Tonga’s Tofua Island

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LIFE IS A GAMBLE

Don is packed and off to Tonga for a new chapter in his life’s adventure

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TONGAN TRIBUNALS

Don appeases some very unhappy Tongans and dispenses some pearls of wisdom for those of us confronting a personal terror that’s actual or mental

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CHALLENGES IN TONGA

One person’s picnic can be another’s adventure..BLUE BASE

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS!

At last, a dream becomes a reality for Don and co, searching Davey Jones’ Locker for historical relics in the South Pacific

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NOT ME?

Office workers know only too well the ramifications of a computer meltdown and no backup. It’s finally Don’s turn to go through this modern-day affliction before getting into some “island” towing cloud 9.

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MY MAN!

Don reveals the influence English boating adventurer David Scott Cowper has had on his life

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WANT TO BE AN EXPLORER

DON MCINTYRE announces a once-in-a-lifetime offer to sponsor two young people on a 10-week dive adventure in Tonga

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A REAL LIFE IN REAL TIME

It’s time to pull your head out of the virtual sand and get back into the real world, says DON MCINTYRE

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SOUTHERN OCEAN RESQUE…

DON MCINTYRE relates the January rescue of French solo-sailer Alain Dulord in the Southern Ocean and asks: “Who pays?”

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CULTURAL VANDALISM

Cultural vandalism in Tonga . An open letter to the people of the Friendly Isles

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GAME ON!

Wreck diving and filming documentaries are in store for Don and crew this year, in the interim Don is keeping ICE safe in a hole for cyclone season

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DREAMS HAPPEN

A student of Don McIntyre’s dreaming, Tobias Fahey, 26, is attempting a quest to become the fastest Australian to complete a solo non-stop and unassisted global circumnavigation in the 50-foot yacht Sea Quest

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LIVE LIFE LARGE

It feels good to be alive folks, it’s cheap in some parts of the planet

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SHARK ATTACK

Paradise one day, survival the next. Don recounts that day last month, when his crewmember Kylie Maguire
survived a shark attack in Tonga

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SURF WRECK AND REEFS

In the hunt for shipwrecks, ICE narrowly escapes becoming a statistic herself after striking a coral reef, but Nirvana quickly returns on a classic surf day

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MEGA TONGA

Still in Tonga, the crew on Ice are doing it tough — bodiless fish, castaway survival and missing
treasure — but they wouldn’t be anywhere else

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A LOST ART

Life time of adventure award. Don reveals that there is a plan to removing compulsory
sextant training for commercial Ship’s Masters — what would B

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AND THE BAD NEWS IS

Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong — is also an aphorism
of the cruising sailer, not just Murphy’s…and don loves it!

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CRAZY CREW

Don is at sea again, this time in Fiji, with a new crew on
a treasure hunting adventure

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MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK

Don hints at more adventures in Tonga and goes on a long road trip
through the southern states, picking-up a hitchhiker along the way

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RESPONSIBILITY IT”S YOUR CALL

Whether you’re a five-star explorer or a crazy do-or-die adventurer,
risk-tacking can involve putting the lives of others at peril.
DON MCINTYRE says it’s best to play by the rules

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WHY DID I DO IT?

DON MCINTYRE reveals his purpose in life, where adventure
and experiences reign above the comforts of modern consumerism

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FOR KIDS SAKE

Don is back in marine suburbia with liveaboard families
as neighbours, reminding him of the early life of one solo sailor, Jessica Watson

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TURNING A NEW LEAF

Don knows the power and sway of books. But his latest
find is right up there with the best-ever reads…

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WHERE FOR ART THOU DON

Don says questioning dreams will either stop you in your
tracks or see you constantly cruising the globe

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PARADISE LOST

Trade-a-Boat deprived DON MCINTYRE and crew remain marooned in the Pacific
and it’s not all paradise, but there’s time for plenty of varied reflection and words of advice.

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BATTLE FOR TARAWA

Engine woes have Don and crew marooned on Tarawa
Atoll in the Pacific. Sadly, it’s not that idyllic a place

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SELF RESCUE

Don loves adventures and gets one when his motor dies a long way
from anywhere in the Pacific Ocean, lost at sea, crayfish and risk.

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DON”S PARTY

The people you meet. Don and crew spend six weeks in Palau and mingle
with a disparate but likeminded bunch of cruising adventurers

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POTS OF GOLD

Having realised their cruising dreams, some adventurers simply
walk away and leave a bargain

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GOING SOFT

Instead of a starvation diet or shivering in polar climes, Don
opts for all-out luxury in hisforthcoming Pacific Ocean expedition

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POLES APART

Three tales from the South Pole: one tragic, one almost tragic,
and another safely averted

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THINGS HAPPEN!

Do things and rewards will follow. Don details his new high-seas
boating adventures from the tropical Philippines to Antarctica

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CIRCUMNAVIGATOR

Australian sailor Alex Whitworth keeps company with bluewater sailing
elites such as Chichester, Knox-Johnston and more

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EGGING YOU ON

Don rates adventures like he does eggs — soft, medium or hard,
Young Endevour,Meaning of life.

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THE ICE MAN COMETH.

Steam power, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Captain William Bligh, Jessica
Watson, expeditions, new boat, shipwrecks… this is the current
state of DON MCINTYRE’s passionate life

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CONCRETE PLANS

Concrete boats, Jester challenge, crew for around the world, oldest solo, Mary Anne Stresau

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JUST DO IT

Don id Back after the Bounty voyage a lot thinner but still keeping the Dream Alive

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MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

Don loses half his Talisker Bounty Boat crew, but quickly finds
replacements and is a hit in Tonga

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HIGH ACHIEVERS

As this 400th edition of Trade-a-Boat hits the stands, Jessica Watson is heading
home, and Don McIntyre is about to sail across the Pacific Ocean in an open boat