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As Long As It’s Fun

Living the dream

When it comes to bluewater cruising, Lin and Larry Pardey are iconic figures for demonstrating that the dream is not only attainable but also can be affordable. As Long As It’s Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey, by marine journalist Herb McCormick, is a biography of the Pardeys documenting their adventures, their 48-year marriage and their cottage industry of sailing books and DVDs (Paradise Cay Publications, $18.95, The story is told through interviews with the couple and their family, friends and critics. After 200,000 voyaging miles, the Pardeys remain true to their mantra:

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“Go simple, go small, go now.”

August 2014 issue