The Team that makes the Voyage!
||Captain / Team Leader (Rex is the one on the right!)
explorer, Rex has organised and led many international maritime expeditions.
"For ten years i've dreamed of retracing the remarkable voyages of Admiral Zheng
He. Thanks to the support of Sir Edward Heath, COSCO (China's largest shipping company)
and many other supporters and sponsors, this dream has been
turned into reality. A big thank you especially to the team described below ..."
"I was asked to oversee a major refit of Precious
Dragon in Hong Kong and have stayed on as first mate. Each crew member is a character from
Winnie the Pooh - Rex is the Wise Owl, Kevin is Eeyore, Magnus is Tigger, Steve is Pooh,
and I'm Christopher Robin ! Let's go off on an expedition !" Nikki now sails her own ship Bessie-Ellen!
||Second Mate & Carpenter (Chippie!)
"I'm on board as sailor and
odd job man, to sail the boat and help keep everything working! I spent several years
crewing and restoring sailing ships but have been working ashore for last ten years. At
present on leave from a job as a CDT technician at Northgate School, Ipswich. I'm taking
this opportunity to go on another adventure - sailing a junk in a part of the world I've
"My role on board is to take care of all the mechanical
systems. When not working on these, I spend a lot of time with my head in the bilges;
fitting water pumps, clearing limber holes and getting very dirty. All enjoyable
||IT & Communications
"I'm here to keep this site alive, tell
the story of Zheng He's voyages over the Internet, and manage the on board electrical
systems. I met Rex on board the brig Maria Asumpta nine years ago, and have had nothing
but joy out of sailing since. This is the first time I've signed on for a long trip -
something I've wanted to do for the last few years. Once back home in Sweden, I hope to
resume working with Reuters at the forefront of IT,
carry on with my sailing tickets, Briggen Tre Kronor,
and have a full season of sweeping the mountains on telemark
Christmas joined us before we left the Aberdeen Boat
Club, where he had a very good upbringing. He is always there whenever we have any trouble
at all. He was the only crew member that was allowed into Qui Nhon without paying a fine
for illegal entry; although it took half an hour to convince the police that Christmas
didn't need a shore pass to go ashore!
Bottle Post Office
Welcome to our post office.
Due to volume of spam we only offer it for reading now
Provide Active travel guide, information, tips, experience in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
Active Travel Magazine <email@example.com>
http://www.activetravelmagazines.com, - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 10:26:49 (CEST)
Indochina Sails is one of the first companies specialising in luxury cruises in Halong Bay with more than 10 years of significant experience. Its 3 new cruises namely Indochina Sails 1, Indochina Sail 2 and Valentine recently came into service in 2007
Indochina Sails <firstname.lastname@example.org>
http://www.indochinasails.com, - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 10:23:19 (CEST)
I had an enjoyable cruise on the Dragon King.Thanks a bunch to the crew!
- Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 04:23:29 (CEST)
Hi Rex. It's your old friend from the Cocachin days.
Vlad from Canada
Vladimir Czyzewski <email@example.com>
- Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11:53:55 (CEST)
by any chance are you in goa now?
- Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 06:33:34 (CEST)
Dragon King is a great boat. Our guests just love it. Congratulations on your sucess
www.vietnamimpressive.com, - Saturday, March 03, 2007 at 10:41:09 (CET)
Since 1906, the Societe Anonyme de Chalandage et Remorquage d'Indochine was
renowned for it cruises of Halong Bay on board single-wheeled paddle
steamers with such evocative names as Emeraude, Perle, Saphir and Rubis
Almost a century later, Emeraude Classic Cruises re-introduced a new regular
Halong Bay cruises services with the launch in December 2003 of the
Emeraude, a vessel designed to accommodate up to 78 passengers in 39 luxury
cabins & Suite
The Emeraude has been designed in the tradition of the grand steamers of
yesteryear and its refined interior decor will bring you back to the
old-world charm of the colonial era while maintaining modern standards of
comfort and safety to make your cruises as enjoyable as possible
Javier Giraldow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
www.emeraude-cruises.com, - Friday, October 27, 2006 at 08:07:58 (CEST)
Thanks for your message, which i have replied to personally.
If anyone else reading this would like further information about building Junks or voyaging, please don't hesitate to contact me directly
Rex Warner <email@example.com>
- Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 14:50:55 (CET)
Great voyage for me to know about. We have a boat company in Halong Bay, Vietnam, which takes tourist out on overnight trip. Our boats are motor sailor with junk rig to run downwind only (no keel). Now we are looking for a new boat that can sail long route along Vietnam coast and the Precious Dragon sounds like the one we want. We would like to find out about possibility to get one built either in China or Vietnam. We have skillful boat builder in Vietnam but no building plan. Any info would be appreciated.
Vu The Vinh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
www.tropical-sails.com, - Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at 12:02:49 (CET)
Chen's wooden ship workshop in China has recently made some excellent junk models for the 600th anniversary celebrations of Zheng He's first voyage.
Their contact details are:
tel. + 580 3092008
Rex Warner <email@example.com>
- Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 13:33:13 (CEST)
Dear Mr. Warner & Crew:
Your Junk Boat The dragon King is an impressing boat. I would love to reproduce a scaled model copy of your boat for as a gift to my mother. I am wondering if it would be possible for you to provide info on the boat's specifications (or building plans)for me to do so.
Any information would be highly appreciated.
- Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at 16:31:27 (CEST)
What do you think about mr.Menzies evidence?
- Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 23:53:11 (CEST)
I would like to know more about Chinese astro navigation. Would you please tell me where can I find on the web such charts and/or original Chinese texts and pictures that can ben seen on the Kids Zone!
Thank you very much!
Janka Jahnov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, June 14, 2002 at 14:51:35 (CEST)
I'd like to write about Zheng He in a book I am writing for English Language students - one theme is explorers and he seems to fit the bill perfectly.
I'd like to use some text and photos from your site. Is that OK? Full cedits will be given. I think it's important more people know of his travels!
Miles Craven <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 11:57:21 (CET)
Please may I see a map in the future of Cheng Ho's voyages
- Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 20:00:46 (CEST)
- Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 19:58:00 (CEST)
@ dragonvoyage.com Magnus Ström (exBerglund) magnus
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