Over the years, I’ve been involved in a number of different passions and pursuits in the outdoors.

Here, I’ll explore various topics, including Bicycle touring and racing; long-distance ocean kayaking; the use and historical development of military firearms; military history, strategies, and tactics; travels and adventures, both on the road and in the bush; mountaineering; motorcar stories; sailing around the Strait of Georgia; and the world of motorcycling.
Seems like a formidable list, I know, but it’s taken over half a century to accrue this list of experiences, each one of which came to me with little warning, but was pursued with such joyful passion that they have all become part of the person I am today. When the opportunity came along to share these life experiences with you, I jumped at the chance.
Welcome to Tom Hocking’s Ramblings!