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A cruising tale that is full of the sights and sounds, the fragrances and native customs of foreign lands, especially Central American and the Caribbean. It tells a story of a leisurely sail through the Gulf of Cortez and on through Panama Canal to the Azores and England. It is also a carefully thought out guide to living aboard a small boat.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 25th 1992 by Sheridan House (first published 1976)
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Lin Pardey
Jan 12, 2011 Lin Pardey rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this book so of course I love it. But more important, it is the book that got me started as an author. It still keeps right on selling so others must enjoy it too.
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Apr 04, 2014 Ben Starling rated it it was amazing
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Another great book by Lin and Larry Pardey...

Who are Lin and Larry Pardey?
Only one of the most famous cruising duos EVER! Their motto is: Go simple, go modest, go small, but go!

'They have sailed over 185,000 miles together, having circumnavigated the world both eastabout and westabout. They have also sailed westabout (against the prevailing winds) past all the great southern capes, including Cape Horn. Larry built the two boats they used for two circumnavigations... Both boats were under 30 fee
Oct 22, 2009 Rebecca rated it really liked it
I read this book during a time when I was around boats and learning to sail on the San Francisco Bay. I got the book as a gift from a friend during a seminar Lin Pardey was giving in Sausalito, so I was fortunate to meet her and have my copy of the book signed. It's hard not to be inspired by this couple as they designed, built, and set to sea...really living their dream. Lot's of practical advice and wonderful storytelling of all the people (and weather!) they meet on their adventures.
Jan 12, 2008 Ken rated it it was amazing
This book was written by the sailing gods, Lin and Larry Pardey.
This married couple have been sailing around the world for decades on two small sailboats and neither one of the boats had an engine!
They don't just talk the talk, they definitely walk the walk with their simple and economical cruising lifestyle.
I loved this first book and can't wait to read the next one!
Aug 05, 2014 Terry rated it really liked it
This is one of those great cruising stories. The Pardeys are advocates of minimalist cruising in a sailboat. In an age when cruisers are upset that their flatscreen TV or blender does not work, this approach is refreshing, to say the least.
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AWESOME BOOK!!!! Must read if you ever thought you wanted to go sailing! Beautifully written! Inspirational!
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Jul 07, 2010 Andrea Mules rated it it was amazing
This is easily one of my favorite travel memoirs. Lin has a great sense of words and expresses both the excitement and hardship of cruising. I know I will read this again and again.
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Lin Pardey (aka Mary Lin Pardey) is famous internationally for her expertise and experience in small boat sailing. Together with her husband Larry Pardey she has been sailing and writing for many years.

Lin's (& Larry's) sailing records speak for themselves:
Smallest boat to have circumnavigated contrary to the prevailing winds around all the great southern capes

Only couple to have circumnavigat
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