Adventures in 2022

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I joined the Braund as they celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Braund Society in May Some of my Family were on display in the Maritime Museum.

Then I headed down to Cornwall to see the boats at Mousehole.

Here I am standing proudly by the new table decorations as the Braunds eat their Christmas Dinner.


Touring the US with Leilani October 2021 – January 2022

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Elkhart Camp Ground in Elkhart, Indiana
Meeting John and Sue in South Carolina
Mars Cheese Factory Racine, Wisconsin
Walmart Baytown, Texas
With Justin

Captain James on a Socially Distanced Walk – 2020

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Captain James on a Mediterranean Cruise – Autumn 2019

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Aboard the Explorer of the Seas

Captain James Meets Dexter


Mirus, Andalucia


Captain James on his travels – Spring and Summer 2019

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Captain James at Family Tree Live April 2019

Captain James visits Family Tree Live in April

Then he headed to the Braund Society Reunion in North Devon in May

May reunion (2)
May reunion

He then headed to Northumberland with Janet Few (branch 6) and Chris Braund (Branch 2)

Northumberland May 2019 1
Northumberland May 2019 2

Finally, he visited THE Genealogy Show

THE Genealogy Show 2019 2
THE Genealogy Show 2019 3 Guild of one name studies stand
THE Genealogy Show June 2019

Captain James in Alaska September 2018

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It seems that no sooner I be home than I be whisked off again. This time on a plane to America.  I be sat across the aisle from Jaci Braund.


Then it was off on a gurt great ship from Seattle to Alaska. Baint my sort o’ ship of  course but it be a smooth voyage.

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We did see wonderous scenery and mighty glaciers.

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Then I be a prop for Janet Few (branch 6) to give a lecture about inspiring the young folk with a love of history and heritage.

Here I be with some others of my ilk that I did encounter.

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Captain James in New Zealand

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Next we know, I be off to New Zealand. There be plenty of boats round ‘ere. First I had a go at steering the Gem of the Sound at Milford Sound. It were a tad murky but with my help we got back to harbor.

 Another day another Sound. Doubtful Sound this time on the Fiordland Navigator. This time the sun did shine.

 Then I be in Dunedin on the Monarch. There be some gurt birds about, albatross. They do say they be the souls of departed fishermen. If so all my ancestors be about.

Capt James on the Gem of the Sound Milford Sound 1Capt James on the Gem of the Sound Milford Sound 2Captain James Fiordland Navigator Doubtful Sound 1Captain James Fiordland Navigator Doubtful Sound 2Captain James Fiordland Navigator Doubtful Sound 3Captain James on the Monarch, Otago Harbour

Captain James in Peru – April 2018

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I be spending some time in Darkest Peru with Chris Braund (branch 2), Pam and Brian Hall (branch 1) and Janet Few (branch 6). They did take me to a little fishing village called Paracas. They we be off on a boat to some islands. I be well wrapped up in me life jacket. They do have seals her just like at ‘ome. I didn’t do no fishin’ though there be plenty of fish to eat.


Captain James out and about again

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High up on a roof

With Chairman Chris giving a talk

At Sacrewell, Peterborough with Edward






Captain James on the Isle of Wight

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At Blackgang Chine and the Donkey Sanctuary



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