Mary Trimble showed us how interesting and scary sailing can be in her wonderful Pacific adventure Sailing with Impunity: Adventure in the South Pacific. Vivid details, compelling moments and honest prose fill her book with an adventure we all might want to take.
Starting out from Seattle in 1988-89 Mary and Bruce head out to do a circumnavigation after selling their house, buying a boat and kissing their family good-bye. They settle for an extended stay in the South Pacific and their adventures are a fun read in this well crafted book.
Mary is honest to a pointed edge at times, while being interested in everything. Stories of hikes, a typhoon, an emergency and other yatchies makes her book full of color and life.
I recommend this book even if it is a pre-GPS, Bruce go get the sextant, sort of adventure. I actually found this much more interesting at times than today’s reliance on technological everything. Please check it out!