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Of Foreign Build

Of Foreign Build

$39.95 GST

After suffering an emotionally-brutal bereavement and against her counsellor’s advice, Jackie ran away. Suddenly within a new culture, with a new husband, and no friends, she was living in the obscure world of cruising with zero knowledge of boats.
Crashing within the first twenty-four hours, Jackie realised life would never be the same again; a floating home with no fridge or hot water, and with a dinghy instead of a car. Suffering self doubts, she became fearful of her new world.
The first off-shore voyage took Jackie into a ferocious storm, which battered her physically and mentally. Amid the raging seas, Jackie shed the fear she’d been harbouring.
Soon she was blissfully voyaging around the world, but she still carried the mixed emotions of losing one man, while falling head over heels in love with another.
Not only did Jackie deal successfully with the challenges of her new existence, she also battled with the testosterone fuelled nautical world to become both a professional captain and a qualified maritime teacher. Most importantly, Jackie found herself. PB 394 pages

3 reviews for Of Foreign Build

  1. Shelley Wright

    Another fabulous book by Jackie Parry! A circumnavigation with a difference. An excellent read!

  2. Linda Anderson

    This is a splendid memoir of more than just a voyage around the world. Although sailing around the world is a huge achievement, what stands out in Jackie Parry’s book is her brave honest words which delve into her emotions and thoughts. I was connected on a deeper level throughout her book riding the highs and lows of Mariah’s voyage interwoven with captivating descriptions of both the watery world and fascinating ports. It was an honour for me to be part of Jackie’s life in this book – her personal relationships and how she coped with the brand new challenges of sailing a small boat.

    Reading Jackie’s words, I drifted and sailed through the chapters just like the waves enjoying each port along the way. Beautifully written with honesty, humour and love for all living creatures on this planet. She is an example to women that anything is possible. Now a master captain with so much experience I take my hat off to her. I highly recommend this book.

  3. Alice Billing (verified owner)

    A very informative, entertaining and above all inspiring story of a journey well travelled that I will refer to again and again. I had longed for another of my gender with such passion and purpose. You and Noel epitomise how sailing should be. Thank you.

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