Rolling Seas to Rowling Heights
Paperback | English
Rolling Seas to Rowling Heights tells the tale of young Tom Rowling’s first six years at sea, 1959–65. Written to share experiences of a bygone age.
Tom joined the Westhaven Shipping Company in March 1959 as a sixteen-year-old deck boy on a scow, a small wooden ship that traded around the coast of New Zealand. He progressed through the industry to second mate when he came ashore in December 1965 to start a water taxi business, ferrying holidaymakers from Kaiteriteri into Abel Tasman National Park.