Rather than growing gracefully middle aged, Mari Rhydwen and her husband Allen decided to buy a yacht and set off on a sailing adventure. Despite having very little knowledge or experience,they set off on a journey that lasted three years, leaving behind friends, families and careers.
Slow Travel is the story of Mari Rhydwen’s travels, but is more than just a travel story. It is a tale of discovery, with the geographical discoveries being far less important than what Mari and Allen learn about themselves and each other.
This is a book about following your dreams and about taking risks. It is about letting the details take care of themselves and not sweating the small stuff. Slow Travel is, as Rhydwen says, “no longer a manner of locomotion” but rather “a way of life”.
Slow Travel, by Mari Rhydwen
Allen & Unwin, 2004