Ode to Larry Pardey

Every time we get ready to give away our copy of “The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew”  I decide to give it another read and end up learning something from it that I didn’t learn the last time I read it.

In that book is one of my all time favorite cruising photos: Larry Pardey posing on deck with his kingfish.

This one is for you Larry and Lin:

Larry Pardey and KingfishCarol and barracuda

If you’ve never read the book, it is worth a read because it tells the day-by-day story of one of their longest passages interspersed with recipes and useful reference facts such as how much bleach to add to water in your tanks if you feel the need, good references on the longevity and best storage of fruits and veg, and life-without-refrigeration tips.


  1. You guys are having way too much fun!

  2. Please thank TiFou for my new screensaver.

  3. Too bad for Larry, but good to see that Carol needed a larger fish...

  4. Hmmm... Larry started a trend I think - we have almost an identical photo of my husband with a large Mahi Mahi that we caught. About the book "The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew" - it is my bible along with a few others of theirs. Storm Tactics is right up there too!