Enjoyable Cruising World article by influential sailor Lin Pardey

Posted By on November 10, 2017


There is not a single "cruising" sailor my age who hasn’t been influenced one way or another by Lin and Larry Pardey. Their "go small, go simple, go now" sailing books, videos and decades of article contributions to the sailing community have been huge for generations of dreamers and sailors. I really enjoyed a recent Cruising World article that includes reminiscing and advice from Lin Pardey.

Lessons from a Life of Cruising  – By Lin Pardey
A veteran voyager shares tips for a better life, learned from years of living aboard.


Life throws its rough moments at you. I am in the midst of one right now as I help Larry, my husband and companion of more than 50 years, through the late stages of Parkinson’s disease. But as I stand on the end of the jetty, watching Noel and Litara Barrott sail Sina through the entrance to North Cove, near our New Zealand home on the island of Kawau, my thoughts are drawn back to a comment Larry made the second time we met this intrepid voyaging couple.

Full Article at Cruising World


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