As a former Royal Marine, Henry’s background combines an unquenchable thirst for travel and adventure with a solid, professional grounding in boating.
His years of working in wild and interesting locations with the United Nations provides a unique and rounded approach to how he explores the Norfolk coast, an area he was brought up in and has known all his life.
Henry’s rich experiences have included leading boating missions to negotiate with the White Army in the Sudd of South Sudan, camel operations in the Nuba Mountains and remote travel into the Afghan mountains to drink tea in order to facilitate humanitarian access.
After many enjoyable years abroad, Henry wanted to return home and be with his family, but still maintain an adventurous life based in Norfolk – the ideal solution was the Coastal Exploration Co!
In 2011 he started to source and refurbish three traditional Norfolk boats (Whelk, Crab and Mussel Falt) all requiring complete renovation; the wood work was completed locally, the sails hand made by North Sea Sails and the stringent safety standards had to be negotiated with the MCA to operate commercially.
He is now ready to further explore what he considers to be, ‘a magical corner of the world’ with you!