As Long As It’s Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey
By Herb McCormick
Paradise Cay Publications, Arcata, Calif., 2014
280 pages, soft cover
In As Long As It’s Fun, veteran marine journalist Herb McCormick recounts the remarkable sailing career of Lin and Larry Pardey, “the first couple of cruising.” Through interviews with families, friends and critics, McCormick tells the story of an adventurous couple whose voyages, books and DVDs have led so many to take the watery path less traveled.
The book is an honest look into the Pardey’s personal lives, public accomplishments and commitment to a unique and challenging lifestyle. Through their voyages, the Pardeys have shown by example that with a small simple boat, determination and self-reliance, voyaging the world under sail can be a reality rather than a dream.