Chris Armstrong (born 1947) is a sailor and librarian, navigator and researcher, teacher and trainer, and – always – a traveler. Although born in Sussex, Chris has lived in Wales most of his life – for the last forty-five years in the country, farms and hills near Tregaron. All this – and more – has shaped the poems which reflect the joys and tragedies that life brings. He became a poet and writer following a life travelling the world as a deck or navigation officer in the Merchant Navy. He re-invented himself as an information scientist, working for both Aberystwyth University and, for the last thirty years before his retirement, for his own company. He is currently working on a novel and a second collection of poetry.