Jackie Parry – author

‘Of Foreign Build’ WHY?


A few people wanted more background on the title of my book Of Foreign Build.

Firstly, I felt very foreign (in every aspect) during the first part of the book – as you will see (hopefully!).

Secondly, we received a lot of checking in and out paperwork in different countries for Mariah, and for us.

My favourite is from Niue, and the words are perfect…..

‘…..one female, foreign built…..’



Author: jackieandnoel

Author and Traveller

4 thoughts on “‘Of Foreign Build’ WHY?

  1. That is priceless! The words are so deadpan. And an interesting use of “navigated with” rather than “navigated by”, as though the “one female” was like a ship’s instrument……though I am sure that wasn’t what was actually meant.


  2. Viki of Astrolabe Sailing pointed me to your blog—I’m enjoying reading some of your posts, and particularly liked this! I wish I still had our Customs clearances to see if they said anything similar! (Just have the old passport now.) Looking forward to following your blog πŸ™‚


    • Hi Ellen, Seth, Thanks for stopping by. We were writing to each other at the same time – I just wrote on your blog. What wonderful pictures and a beautiful boat. I am so looking forward to reading more too – I am following! πŸ™‚ So pleased to meet you.


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