Lynn Parday does manage to keep a pretty positive spin on things, but I
think you have to be positive to do the things that she and her husband
have done over the years.
She lets slip a little of the less than enjoyable in her recounting of
the voyage from Japan to BC. This had to be a voyage from hell, I can't
imagine being on a small boat in the North Pacific for well over a month
without dry heat in the form of wood or diesel outside vented stoves.
The had a propane stove which would leave the interior a cold dripping
dungeon in those conditions. They also almost did themselves in with
I am with the coastal cruising crowd, way up a shallow inlet snugged
down with a good novel.
Peter Lenihan wrote:
>--- In email@example.com, Bruce Hallman <bruce@h...> wrote:
>>>I haven't a clue where
>>>we all get the urge to cross oceans
>>I, for one, can point to the book by
>>Annie Hill, _Voyaging on a Small Income_
>Ah ha! Just as I suspected,a romantic lured by far-away tales :-)
>It is a fun read,not unlike the series of Pardeys Seraphyn
>adventures and like the Pardeys,Hill pretty much glosses over the
>daily hrumph-n-grunth realities of life on a floating micro-island
>heaving itself around the liquid surface of this planet.Also,like
>the Pardeys, the best parts all involve the much anticipated
>landfall with colour commentary about the local
>Of course,dreams are always free and some may be worth following,if
>only for purely selfish reasons :-)
>Peter Lenihan,armchair sailor extordinaire,elbow-bender debonair and
>common boat-bum without flair,from along the shores of the mighty
>St.Lawrence,surounded by cold aire..............