Jackie Parry – author

2 Hemispheres, 2 People, and 1 Boat!

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In January I will be launching the Pyewacket story. In 2009 we flew to San Francisco, purchased a sailboat and sailed back to Australia via Easter Island, Pitcairn and many other wonderful, far-flung places – over two years.

It sounds so simple when I write it now, but it wasn’t – it was a tough and emotional journey. When I trawled through my notes and logbooks and pulled the story together we were both surprised at the magnitude and variation of events – some were hair-raising!

I will be placing a full photo album on this website when I launch the book (as per usual there will be additional colour photos in the paperback edition), for now, though, here’s just a taster….

Down there is Peru!

Down there is Peru! Tristan Jones inspired us to visit Lake Titicaca. From Ecuador we rode on a bus inland. This was our galley and our host!

 

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca – we learned fascinating information of how they ‘make’ their islands on the lake

Samoa - during a week long festival - so many naked bodies, so little time!

Samoa – during a week-long festival – so many naked bodies, so little time!

Suwarrow - no strangers here....

Suwarrow – no strangers here…. A place where we picked up the threads of our previous voyage; a place where it all began to make sense….

I had a terrifying shark encounter!

I had a terrifying shark encounter, which I am still trying to recover from!

The adventure begins in Pitcairn!

The adventure begins in Pitcairn!

 

Salt encrusted lines, close to sinking en route to Easter Island, then even closer to losing the boat at the Gambiers!

Salt encrusted lines, via strong head winds day after day, week after week! We were close to sinking en route to Easter Island, then even closer to losing the boat at the Gambiers!

Guess where?

Guess where. The remotest inhabited island in the world!

A heavenly place we were blown to during a gale... a place we never planned to visit - heaven!

A heavenly place we were blown to during a gale… a place we never planned to visit – heaven!

The book, (title to be confirmed) will be launched in January. It’ll have you gripping the sides of your armchair with fear, and clutching your stomach in laughter.

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Author: jackieandnoel

Author and Traveller

8 thoughts on “2 Hemispheres, 2 People, and 1 Boat!

  1. Yay can’t wait to read it!!

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  2. Looking forward to reading it! Fear and laughter is always a good combination 🙂

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  3. Hi Guys. Have not been to your blog for a while. Looking forward to reading of your adventures through the Pacific.
    Michael, Nowra, NSW, Australia

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    • Hi Michael, great to hear from you – how’s things down there?
      This book is almost done – difficult to complete with so many boat tasks to do (you know how it is).
      Hope all is well there! J & N

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  4. What a fabulous post this is. I missed it when it came out. Wonderful images!

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  5. Reblogged this on Val Poore and commented:
    Jackie Parry and Noel are an inspiration to me. Their adventures are jaw dropping. See this post for an example.

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