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In the tradition of A Year in Provence, Lin Pardey - renowned for her sailing narratives - takes you on a voyage of the heart, sharing her and her husband Larry's remarkable tale of homesteading with equal parts candor and humor.

Internationally known for their sailing adventures, in 1980 - fresh from an 11-year journey where they forged the early years of their marriage on high seas and in exotic locales - Lin and Larry Pardey came to California looking for a good spot to build a boat, test Lin's skills as a writer, and taste the apparent security life ashore could offer.

Nestled in a rocky outcropping of sparsely populated dirt roads 60 miles from the sea and 50 miles from Los Angeles, Bull Canyon would seem an unlikely place for boat-building. Yet when Lin and Larry set eyes on the abandoned stone cottage at the top of a rutted dusty lane, it was love at first sight. The house was certainly a fixer-upper, but there was plenty of room to build the boat which would become their soon-to-be-famed Lyle Hess designed cutter Taleisin.

This remarkable book tells the tale charmingly and engagingly - as only Lin Pardey can.

©2011 Mary Lin Pardey (P)2016 New Street Communications, LLC

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What a wonderful glimpse into thier lives.

I had finished Taleisin's Tale, and interested in how she was built, so I bought Bull Canyon. But this book was much more, it showed me the lives and relationship that both Lin and Larry had. I highly recommend this book. Lin is an awesome writer, and I would have bought and I'm sure enjoyed her novel, had she written it.

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My favorite Pardey book.

Great narration and captivating story. I listened to the entire thing in a couple days. There is very little sailing in this book but every bit as much adventure. Thank you Lin.

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awful narrator

read don't listen. Narrator has no natural speaking cadence to her reading. will return book.

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Wonderful, Lin really shows her story telling ability in this one. I enjoyed every minute.

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  • R King
  • 11-09-17

Where the wanderers make home.

Resisted buying this until it was the only book of the Pardeys I had not read. Took a while to get my head around a land adventure. As my own cruising adventure takes an extended break while we refit the boat, I am fascinated by the ways we do do-and simultaneously do not- fit into a remote community. In this book the landscape moves around the Voyagers -not the other way around.