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About Jackie Parry
Jackie now supports & trains everyone on the water: https://linktr.ee/SisterShipTraining
Jackie returned to Australia after exploring the French canals on a Dutch barge with her Australian husband.
Originally from the UK, Jackie is now an adopted Australian. She grew up with horses in the UK until her world was shattered with a heartbreaking bereavement. Disillusioned with life, she ran away to Australia and met and married Noel (within just a few months!). They decided to buy a boat and set sail. So within her first year living in a foreign land, she was getting used to a foreign husband and a foreign life on board!
Mariah II took Jackie & Noel around the world. Pyewacket II (purchased in San Francisco) took them across the Pacific Ocean for a second time on a more southerly route. Adventures include The Great Loop in the USA plus Canada’s Great Lakes and the French Canals.
Between boats they adopted 5 standardbred horses and set off into the Australian bush with just the horses and their gear on their backs... "an extraordinary experience."
Their last boat was a motorboat - a long story (well a short one really) but keep following to see what new plans they have!
Jackie & Noel spent three years on a 1920s Dutch Bunker barge, which they completely renovated while exploring France and Belgium.
As a commercial captain Jackie has worked internationally, and has been a Marine Rescue skipper. She has also taught commercial maritime. She co-wrote a pilot book (in America) and several hundred magazine articles worldwide. Cruisers' AA (accumulated acumen) was Jackie (and Noel's) first self-published book. She now runs her own training company for recreational and commercial boaters, called SisterShip Training.
New Street Communications Publishers has picked up most of Jackie's books and released audio versions.
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Crashing within the first twenty-four hours, Jackie realised life would never be the same again; a floating home with no fridge or hot water, and with a dinghy instead of a car. Suffering self doubts, she became fearful of her new world.
The first off-shore voyage took Jackie into a ferocious storm, which battered her physically and mentally. Amid the raging seas, Jackie shed the fear she’d been harbouring.
Soon she was blissfully voyaging around the world, but she still carried the mixed emotions of losing one man, while falling head over heels in love with another.
Not only did Jackie deal successfully with the challenges of her new existence, she also battled with the testosterone fuelled nautical world to become both a professional captain and a qualified maritime teacher.
Most importantly, Jackie found herself.
With their incurable curiosity and desire for adventure, they sold all their belongings and flew to America in search of a boat.
The pull of the ocean was too strong to ignore any longer. Four years prior, they circumnavigated the globe on their thirty-three foot boat, Mariah. Now they wanted a new challenge.
From the perils at Pitcairn to the grand statues of Easter Island, Jackie and Noel set sail south to the remotest inhabited island in the world.
Along the way, they lose a friend and come nail-bitingly close to losing their new boat, but they gained so much more: a voyage that left them breathless from fear and a journey of not only travel but of two truly nomadic gypsies.
This is a story of storms of emotions and oceans, travel, love and relationships, and two people figuring out life and fulfilling their need to move and be challenged.
With great ideas on voyage preparation, piracy, pets, kids, communication, health, boat handling, electrics, equipment, fun & games, maintenance & repairs and so much more, it will show you how to significantly enhance your cruising life.
Do you long for a life of cruising? Are you currently on passage? Perhaps you simply dream of great possibilities that seem so far from your daily life. This book bridges the gap and gives you the means of escape. With Cruisers’ AA, you will gaze through the porthole into another world, a world where you can live freely and improve your life.
Already cruising? If you are a cruiser, then you already know the joy of living freely – this book will help you make cruising life even more enjoyable, and show you how to stretch your budget to allow you to live freely for longer.
If you are a firm landlubber, are interested in knowing what happens ‘out there’ and want some great tips that could help you improve your life too, take a look – you might be surprised at what you find.
Cruisers’ AA slices through the myths of living on board. It shows you that once you have the right boat, anything is possible. Turn your dreams into reality with advice from hundreds of cruisers.
The hardest part about going cruising is making the decision to stop writing lists, untie your lines and get going. This book will help steady your fears and sink your doubts. Thought provoking questions and answers will steer you on the right tack. Once underway, this book will provide neat ideas on improving, maintaining and loving your cruising life.
Finding the right boat is just the beginning . . .
They sold everything they had.
Jackie and Noel trained the lost and confused horses, and forced their own unfit bodies to meld into one team.
Life became horses, trail, endurance, and camping: all seven reliant on one another as they trekked along part of Australia’s majestic Bicentennial National Trail.
What started as a dream adventure turned out to be more than they had ever imagined. The beauty of the trail didn’t lessen its dangers; with minimal support and all their worldly possessions on horseback, Jackie and Noel made mistakes and with humour learned the hard way.
They were amateur horse-handlers, tackling an epic challenge, but they created something special, unique, and incredibly endearing.
Fears were faced, healed, and conquered. Bonds were forged.
But did the team of seven that started together, finish together?
Saddle up and take a ride along life’s natural trail of trauma, fear, pain, and loyalty.
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‘A story that will resonate with any animal lover, any adventurer, and anyone who enjoys reading about ordinary people achieving truly extraordinary things.’
‘A hauntingly beautiful book.’
‘A story that shows how two people continue to discover new strengths in each other through the most dire circumstances.’
‘The humour and humbleness make this such an enjoyable read.’
‘She conveys her story with searing honesty.’
‘This will stick with readers for a long time.’