Sharon has been writing/compiling local history and maritime history books since 1987. In her spare time she is a keen photographer and a contributor to photo libraries. She is also a keen traveller on cruise ships and has been a collector of merchant maritime memorabilia for over forty years. Andrew works in the shipping industry, and has done for the last twenty-three years. He is a keen photographer, which has resulted in becoming a freelance professional in addition to his shipping career. He has had numerous commissions from the shipping industry and has won a few competitions including one held by P&O Cruises. Has had photos published in maritime books. He is a keen traveller especially on cruise ships, and has been interested in them since childhood.