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Salty Journals

By Salty Journals Crew
Salty journals is a podcast for ocean lovers. You may be a surfer, kitesurfer, Freediver, Spearfisher, or just really into hanging on the beach at the weekend. This podcast brings together stories and tales from ocean addicts.
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Salty Journals Podcast Featuring Last Stop To Nowhere Podcast Wreck of the Batavia Part 2
While Jeronimus Cornelisz reigns over the wreck survivors on a tiny island, Pelsaert and Jacobsz are stuck with each other in a tiny boat on the way to Indonesia. Cornelisz knows that if the authorities are told about the wreck,...  
April 6, 2021
Salty Journals Podcast Featuring Last Stop To Nowhere Podcast Wreck of the Batavia Part 1
In the mid-17th century, when an unmapped Australia was still only known as Terra Australis Incognita, a Dutch East India Company vessel wrecked off the West coast, only days before mutineers could seize the ship in a bloody uprising. Music from Coastal Tang - Todays episode is sponsored by Money Over 50
April 2, 2021
Season 2 Coming Soon - Replay of most popular episode - Interview with Alex Kydd Salty Journals Podcast
This episode is a re-run of our most popular episode featuring an interview with Alex Kydd. Season 2 recording is underway with a heap of great guest interviews already done. If you are interested in being on the show or have a suggestion for someone you would like to hear on the show please get in touch. Email us at or shoot us a message via instagram @salty_journals 
January 26, 2021
Interview with Nick and Terysa of Sailing Ruby Rose ahead of their trip to Australia Episode 17 Salty Journals Podcast
Check out the latest episode with Nick and Terysa from Sailing Ruby Rose ahead of their trip to Australia Episode for Episode 17 Salty Journals Podcast. I'm stoked to have had the opportunity to chat with them really was a fun and enjoyable conversation.  On this episode we chatted about their upcoming trip to Australia, vlogging and (of course) sailing.  Connect with Nick and Terysa here:  Sailing Ruby Rose Youtube  Boat Life Podcast Ruby Rose Instagram
December 6, 2020
Interview with Lin Pardey on her experience and advice on adventure cruising. Salty Journals Podcast Episode 16
We caught up with Lin whilst she was in Australian waters and on a 40-foot cutter Sahula with her friend David Haigh. At the time of recording, anchored in Australia’s Royal National Park, just half hour from downtown Sydney. Lin is known for her small boat sailing. Lin & Larry together had sailed over 200,000 miles together, circumnavigating the world both east-about and west-about, and have published numerous books on sailing. Larry passed away at their family home this August. This episode was recorded with Lin in April.  Links for this episode: Five Questions with Lin Pardey Books we discussed:  Self Sufficient Sailor 3rd edition, fully revised and expanded Hardcover – 1 November 2019  Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition Paperback – Illustrated, 1 July 2008  
November 22, 2020
Interview with Sailing Totem Behan and Jamie Gifford on their sailing experience, raising children on a the high seas and conservation
Behan and Jamie Gifford set off from Seattle, Washington aboard Totem, their Stevens 47 sloop, in 2008. Since then they have been sailing the world, documenting their travels on their blog, Sailing Totem, and raising their three children, Niall, Mairen and Siobhan, all while crossing oceans, exploring landfalls, providing coaching, homeschooling and meeting people along the way. In this episode we spoke about their lifestyle coaching which offers the full experience to get you onto the water. Their coaching program takes you through the full process from early planning for a trip, countdown to the departure, and post departure. We also touched on their tips and knowledge around home schooling. We started the show by asking where they are calling into the recording from. Books discussed on the show: Dove - Connect with Behan and Jamie:
November 8, 2020
Interview with CJ Hobgood on competition surfing, salty crew and what motivates him
I'm excited to be able to share with you the latest episode of the Salty Journals Podcast where I chat to Mr CJ Hobgood. CJ is an absolute waterman, a dedicated father and husband and someone who is driven to succeed in what he does. Most people automatically identify CJ with an amazing professional surfing career where he was ASP rookie of the year and former world champion but what I really enjoyed was learning about what makes CJ tick. So a big thanks to CJ for his time and energy sharing on the show today. 
October 18, 2020
How to find the right boat with Nathan from Sailing Ocean Passages
In this episode, Nathan from s/v Ultima joins me to talk about buying boats, getting started in sailing and his influences. We touch on a couple of stories about John Kretschmer and discuss how to get on board with Sailing Ocean Passages.  Connect with Nathan & Vivian here: Sailing Ocean Passages Instagram  Read about Nathan and Vivian’s Boat Buying Adventures at Dont forget to check out Vivian’s awesome photos and video footage at Books mentioned in the show:  Flirting with mermaids  Celestial Navigation: The Minimal Manual  Dont forget to check out our youtube channel here. And subscribe to the show over here.  Music from todays episode kindly provided by Blutch. Check him out over here. 
October 4, 2020
Interview with Scott Portelli Swimming with Gentle Giants Episode 12 Season 1 Salty Journals Podcast
For most people spending time in Tonga swimming alongside a sixteen metre long, forty ton whales is a dream come true. For some it is a nightmare! For Scott Portelli that is another day in the office. Take time with us to learn about Scott on this episode of the podcast. Scott is a world renowned wildlife photographer with multiple awards and accolades. But he doesnt stop there! It has taken Scott the better part of his career to understand how to read Whale behaviour and learn how to best interact with the whales with the aim to create organic interactions and build familiarity. In this episode we discuss the dangers of interacting with humpbacks in light of the recent injuries sustained by tourists swimming with whales in Ningaloo. Join us on this episode as we cover: Scott's early career and interests Interacting with Whales and the dangers of being around such large megafauna How other photographers can get started with underwater photography Connect with Scott here:
September 12, 2020
Interview with Dean Cropp the Barefoot Captain "Escape into isolation" Season 1 Episode 11
Underwater filmmaker, diver and self-proclaimed pirate Dean Cropp. Inspired by his father, documentary maker and conservationist Ben Cropp, Dean sold his house and now lives on a sailing boat that he travels the world in creating a web series called Barefoot Captain’s Log. On this episode we chat with Dean about life on the boat, how the days on the water are spent and the challenges that come with no fixed address. We also cover off a recent shark attack incident which injured one of his crew members (Anika Craney) recently. Safe to say it has been a tough year for Anika. She lost her home during the summer bushfires. "She seemed to be more worried about missing out on the adventure then the injuries," Mr Cropp said. "While you hope it doesn't happen to you, you know it's part of the risk." Connect with Dean and the crew here The YouTube channel Barefoot Captain
August 5, 2020
Episode 10 Setting your sailing goals and sticking to them! Interview with Erin Carey
Erin Carey and her family set out to sail the world with very little previous experience at sea. Having been inspired to take the leap and then following through Erin talks about what it takes to go from zero to sailing hero. With moments of inspiration and perseverance to the incredibly sketchy and borderline dangerous, this is the story of Erin, her family, and sailing vessel ROAM.  See more about Erin, S/V ROAM, and her company ROAM Generation.
July 16, 2020
The family living life on the water Episode 9 Season 1
It started with a trip to see some friends who were sailing around the Pacific Islands that lead to Billie and Cam buying a boat.  Billie is a 34-year-old physiotherapist, from New Zealand. Cam a teacher from Australia. Cam had been boating for a long time having owned successive runabout.  Billie took the jump and they bought "Jandu" in Sydney. After that they sailed it back with no auto-steer through the Tasman and around to Albany, Western Australia. Join us on this episode as Josh chat's with them about their experience. Connect with Billie here: 
June 29, 2020
Learn to freedive with Yoram Zekri Episode 8 Season 1 of the Salty Journals Podcast
How to learn freediving? (I hear you ask). Well in this episode we speak with Yoram Zekri who spends his time teaching his students to breathhold for over 4 minutes and dive deeper than 20 meters. Learning to freedive is important if you are a surfer or spend time in the water. So who better to learn with then a former World vice-champion of freediving and French National champion multi-record holder. Yoram was among the world elite of this discipline. He is a scuba diving instructor and AIDA Freediving Instructor Trainer for more than 21 years and shares his experience and knowledge in this episode.
June 21, 2020
Interview with Alex Kydd on Wildlife Photography, epic adventures and how to get started in photography: Salty Journals Podcast Episode 7
Interview with Alex Kydd discussing wildlife photography, epic adventures and life on the reef. Alex regularly swims with Whale Sharks, dives right into the middle of bait balls with sharks and currently spends his days on the Ningaloo Reef. Topics covered in this episode include:  Beginners guide to Underwater Wildlife Photography  How Alex made his way in the art  Some of the best times he has had in the water  As part of the interview we spent a lot of time discussing his top experiences. This included time with rays, jelly fish and sharks feeding in bait balls.  In his own words Alex is "on a mission to showcase the beauty of our oceans in the hope that we can all do our best to protect and preserve." Connect with Alex here:
June 14, 2020
Exclusive Interview with Russell Ord renowned Surf Photographer: Salty Journals Podcast Episode 6 Season 1
If you are a surfer you most likely know the name Russell Ord. His images conjure a sense of hard cold watery slab of a wave bearing down on the surer. Russell is one of Australia’s most famous photographers, a man who has made a name for himself by placing in the impact zone on some of the heaviest waves Australia (and the world) has to offer. Join us on the podcast as we speak to Russell Ord about his art, how he got into photography and what he is working on. Connect with Russell: Episode Music From:  Free Music Archive 
June 8, 2020
Interview with Dr Wallace J. Nichols on Blue Mind at times of adversity: Salty Journals Podcast Season 1 Episode 5
71 percent of the planet’s covered by ocean. It holds the most life, the most diversity, and it’s the source of life. Join us this week as we talk to Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols and explore Blue Mind. In one of our most fascinating interviews for us, Dr. Wallace Nichols explained to us the surprising science behind water and the human condition. Studies had been done on the effect music and stress had on the mind, but when Wallace went to search for research done on the effect water had on the mind, his results came up empty. So he decided to conduct his own research, and the results may surprise you! Take a listen and find out how water affects us all!Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea” by GQ Magazine and “a visionary” by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).   Blue Mind Wallace J Nichols  Get Blue Mind for free with a subscription to Audible  Connect with Dr Wallace J. Nichols:  Instagram 
May 31, 2020
Interview with James Nestor on Deep and Breath: Salty Journals Podcast Season 1 Episode 4
In today's episode we speak with James Nestor In his latest scientific adventure Nestor author of another phenomenal book Deep: Freediving Renegade science and what the ocean tells us about ourselves. In his latest book “Breath” James follows the clues that connect breath to health he speaks with people from the full range of understanding of breath which includes go to Stanford University and conducting a number of experiments with his nostrils plugged through to going to yoga studios and having conversations with dental researchers of all people?! It was an absolute joy speaking with James from his home studio in San Francisco. The book we discuss today is called Breath: The New Science of the Lost Art. We talked about how important frequency of breath is, the correct ways to breathe (breathwork)  and importance of sleeping on your side. Links to james' book Breath and his previous book Deep are detailed below in the show notes. As always please take the time to subscribe  and share the show. The Yogi masters were right -- meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Kindle Edition Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and what the ocean tells us about ourselves The Breath of Life: Integral Yoga Pranayama: Step-by-Step Instructions in the Yogic Breathing Practices Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing by B. K. S. Iyengar Connect with James: Website Instagram
May 24, 2020
Bill Tai talks with SJP on Kitesurfing, Conservation, and Bringing it all Together With Business. Season 1 Episode 3
For Episode 3 of the podcast we got the absolute honour to sit down with Dr Bill Tai. If you don't know Bill but you have been using Zoom Video Conferencing during isolation in these past COVID-19 impacted months then you should. Bill was one of the initial investors in Zoom. So in short Bill basically made this podcast happen. We had planned to record all the episodes in person but instead when the boarders were locked down and travel was restricted we went to Zoom. Many know him as a close friend of Richard Branson, a charitable man, an expert in blockchain, but beyond that Bill is one of the keenest Kite surfers I have had the pleasure to meet. What I admire about Bill is that he coordinates his entire life around what he loves (kitesurfing and ocean sports). Every overseas trip he does, every event he runs, any potential investing opportunities, are all brought together by his many adventurous kitesurfing trips. What Bill has done is shown how our culture has risen up and moved beyond having work and play be two separate things. In the old days, we used to hide our play. Now, we can bring our work and play together to live a life more fulfilled.
May 17, 2020
Valentine Thomas: Spearfishing, Sustainable Eating, & Sharks Season 1 Episode 2 Salty Journals Podcast
Join us on Episode 2 of the Salty Journals podcast where we chat with Valentine Thomas. Valentine Thomas traded in her business suit for a wet suit. As a former finance lawyer in London, she felt constricted. Through luck or chance she ended up on a diving adventure in Egypt changed her life. By 2010, she was hooked, diving down the South Atlantic with whale sharks, lobsters, and African pompanos. Today she is a well-known spearfisher and an Instagram star with over 200,000 followers. She’s given several TED talks and has been featured in Forbes. She has also of course been interviewed on the Joe Rogan Podcast.  If you find her on Instagram, and you’ll usually see her posing with the catch of the day. “I eat everything I catch,” she says. Aside from that, Thomas pushes a message of conservation and what goes into putting food on the table. “Spearfishing allows me to feel one with nature. It shows me how to respect nature,” and adds, “When you are in the ocean with sharks, and you can easily be a part of their food chain, it makes you respect the hunt.” In 2013, Thomas received recognition for breaking the world record after catching an enormous Atlantic Horse-eye Jack while diving off Ascension Islands. Join us on the show to get an introduction to Valentine and learn a little more about here experience, interacting with sharks, and her current projects.  You can learn more about Valentine here:  Joe Rogan Podcast Interview JOHN NILAND and the cookbook THE WHOLE FISH Valentine Thomas on Instagram @valentinethomas Valentines Cooking on Instagram @valentinescooking Agua Negra Spearfishing Documentary Sink Phase Spearfishing | The Blackout Video Story
May 10, 2020
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Solo Sailing, Isolation, and staying productive. Season 1 Episode 1 Salty Journals Podcast
The year 1968 remains one of the most tumultuous single years in history, marked by historic achievements, shocking assassinations, a much debated war and a strong spirit of rebellion in the air that swept through countries all over the world. Occurring at the dawn of the television age, the historic events of 1968 also played out on TV screens across the world, bringing them home in a way that had never been possible before.  Things didn't calm down much in 1969. The major News Stories of the year include The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records, First Concorde test flight. Woodstock. As well as the first man to The first man to land on the moon. That was the  Apollo 11 mission with Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. It was against this backdrop in history that he Sunday Times Golden Globe race finished. That was audio you heard just before.  9 men started that race and only one finished.  That man was Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Sire Robin and his 9.75m traditional ketich rigged double ended yacht Suhaili who at the start, was considered the most unlikely boat and given no chance. It was a funny sort of race, with no real rules, no official start line and you could set off when you were ready. But the prize was worth having — £5000 — which would be worth a lot more today!  And of course the achievement beyond price: the objective was to be the first to sail single-handed non-stop round the world.  You can learn more about Sir Robin Knox-Johston here: A Wold Of My Own: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (Author) Heavy Weather Sailing: Peter Bruce (Author) Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (Foreword) A Voyage for Madmen: Peter Nichols
May 3, 2020