About Lin and Larry Pardey
Lin and Larry Pardey have now been cruising on board their own boats, racing, delivering, and repairing other people's boats for more than 44 years. After west-to-east and east-to-west circumnavigations, and voyages to more than 75 countries, they have a breadth of knowledge that few other boating authors possess. Most of the voyaging has been done on an earn-as-you-go budget that could be well within the reach of the majority of those whose dream is to set sail. The Pardeys' strengths are neatly symbolized by the boats they have built. Each one is romantically traditional, with swooping sheerlines, and is completely dependent on the wind. And yet each boat carries the best, strongest, and most seamanlike gear. Like their vessels, the Pardeys' writings are founded on a marriage of the spirit of romantic adventure and the practical, up-to-date seamanship that keeps them and their boats safe. Their motto? Go small, go simple, but go now!
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Seraffyn's Mediterranean Adventure 30th Anniversary Edition
Lin and Larry Pardey s first book, Cruising in Seraffyn is credited with launching 50,000 dreams. This third book in the Seraffyn series chronicles the three years spent exploring Ulysses wine-colored sea and clearly illustrates how they kept that dream afloat. Lin and Larry meander under sail, eastward from the rocky monolith of Gibraltar to the imposing stone ramparts of Malta. Along the way they share stories of the kaleidoscope of people who filled their days, from the naval officers who joined them for day races to the officials who helped turn them into smugglers (not drugs but a boat full of yeast, flour and vegetables and eventually twenty dollars worth of noodles!) But it is not just the shore side stories that will keep you intrigued, just as compelling are the clear concise descriptions of the days and nights they spent at sea.
Lin s warm hearted story telling will draw you into her cruising life and show you the secrets that kept this well known couple wandering the watery reaches of the world for more than 40 years. Lin and Larry paid for their apparent freedom by working along the way delivering and repairing yachts, writing for magazines around the world. Seraffyn s Mediterranean Adventure, originally published in 1981, will inspire and entertain readers and show why the Pardey s motto Go Small, Go Simple, Go Now may be more relevant today than it was 30 years ago.
|Price: $16.95 + S&H
Pub Date: Mar-99
Size: 6" x 9"
Publisher: Paradise Cay
|Amazon Kindle Edition
Includes free wireless
"The Pardey’s weave a tale of people and anecdotes that makes for marvelous armchair cruising. If you've read earlier works, you won't be disappointed. If you're new to the spell of the Pardeys, this will surely hook you." - Yachting
"Read the book to know more about Lin and Larry; read the book to experience the Med; and by all means, take it along when you go there." -Sail
"I think Lin and Larry Pardeys' four books, Cruising in Seraffyn, Seraffyn's European Adventure, Seraffyn's Mediterranean Adventure, and Seraffyn's Orietnal Adventure, are the best ever written on the 'cruising lifestyle.' The go-simple lifestyle may not appeal to everyone these days but their seamanship, interaction with the locals, love of the lifestyle, and storytelling makes these timeless classics." - Steve Rust, Cruisers Forum
"Like the rest of the Pardeys' Serrafyn series, once you start them, it's hard to put them down." - Mathew Jenkins, Amazon reviews