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About the Author
Tom, is presently sailing between Outer Hebrides and Orkney researching seafaring of the ancient mariners and looking at the petrography of rocks at Papa Westray. He has written over eight books about shipwrecks and has an enormous database of shipwrecks around Wales and the Philippines. He has skippered a dive boat off Myanmar, raced yachts in Thailand, been an RYA Sailing Instructor in UK. Tom has dived in ten different countries and sailed through icebergs in the Arctic to sand cays in the Australian Great Barrier Reef. HisSEA GUIDE TO PEMBROKESHIREis regarded as the best pilot book for recreational users in West Wales and hisCruising Guide to Philippines, is one of the most comprehensive ever printed. . During 2017 he wrote two books,MARITIME HISTORY OF NEWPORT PEMBROKESHIREandTY GWYN AND THE BRONZE BELL WRECK. In 2018 DOLLAR SHIP OF SOUTH WALES and SHIPWRECK. MH 370 In 2019, he produced his first book about the megalithic builders, 3000 BC, Death and Rebirth Rituals in Neolithic Wales, and in 2020, WELSH BEACHES, SHIPWRECKS FOR WALKERS and another bookENGLISH SCOTTISH AND IRISH BEACHES, SHIPWRECKS FOR WALKERS.
In 2022 the SEA GUIDE TO PEMBROKESHIRE was reprinted by Imray.
In 2019, Tom, growing a long white beard, became passionate about the Megalithic builders and Neolithic seafaring and is collecting evidence to suggest that Stone 80 ( Altar Stone) at Stonehenge originated from Westray in Orkney.