My name is Dick Monk and I live aboard a Friesian Skûtsje sailing barge, De Gebroeders, built in 1912.
I work as a boatbuilder, having studied at the International Boatbuilding Training College in Lowestoft, England.
In the Summer of 2013 I moved from Belgium to Portugal, and am now moored at Laranjeiras on the Rio Guadiana.
I am English, speak French reasonably well, a little Dutch and am learning Portuguese.
Previously I worked in the graphic design and production field, having worked on a freelance basis for fifteen years.