"Life would be miserably dull if one listened to every foreboding or took heed of every warning" -Miles Smeeton
Miles Smeeton was an adventurer and an inspiration to my father, who wrote a biography about him and his wife Beryl. The couple travelled around the world for many years, fifteen of which were spent aboard their yacht, a 46 foot Bermudan ketch called Tzu Hang. In this time they travelled over 130,000 miles - the equivalent of five circumnavigations of the globe - and on two separate occasions were dismasted and pitchpoled (flipped stern over bow) in rough seas to the west of Cape Horn. Nevertheless, these experiences failed to suppress their spirit for adventure.
This was published in The Book of Illustrated Quotes and Sayings (#7), an annual catalogue
of graduates work compiled by the Illustration department at University College Falmouth.