|Reading was a challenge at times when both were around a couple of years ago|
Bull Canyon was written by Lin Pardey. She and her husband Larry are lifelong world sailors, adventurers, authors, advisers, heroes and legends. I will let you research them more on your own if you want. Suffice it to say that most sailors -inland, coastal, world or armchair have heard and probably at least read an article or two by them at the very least. We have two terrific DVD's -"Storm Tactics" and "Getting Ready to Cruise".
"Bull Canyon" is Lin's latest book, released in 2012. To be honest, I wasn't terribly interested in reading it. I am into stories about sailing, travel, far away places, not living in a stone cabin in the boonies without power, struggling to build a boat from scratch! Whatever. However, I bought it anyway via the Kindle - price was right.
Tom read it a month or so ago. "You really should read it." Then a couple of weeks ago at our joint garage sale I heard him tell fellow sailors "it's a good book. Very motivating." I finished up my current book "Nica's Dream" and thought what the heck. It was easy reading (unlike Nica's Dream where I constantly had to look up words - thank goodness Kindle has this feature). It was entertaining and the characters interesting. I like Lin's style of writing as she paints a very detailed picture without being overly wordy. However, it wasn't until I well over half way through the book that I really started to get into it. I was cheering for them to complete the boat. I understood the distractions of the people and place they were. I felt the pull of two different worlds as they worked to get back to the sea and their life adventuring while feeling comfortable in the home they had established on land.
Yesterday was not a very productive day for me. We have SO much to do to wrap up our land life and move aboard and I was very frustrated with myself that I didn't accomplish much. I vowed last night to do better today. As I lay there reflecting this morning on what I had read, I found renewed focus to move ahead towards our next phase of life.