Salt on the Wind: The Sailing Life of Allen and Sharie Farrell


109 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Index
ISBN 0-920663-46-X
DDC 797.1'246'0922





Reviewed by Barry M. Gough

Barry M. Gough is a professor of history at Wilfrid Laurier University
and the author of The Northwest Coast: British Navigation, Trade, and
Discoveries to 1812.


For more than 50 years, Sharie and Allen Farrell have lived a life at
sea, cruising the Pacific Ocean in pursuit of adventure in vessels that
have included a Chinese junk, a double-ended ketch, and a splendid
schooner. Their kindness to others is legendary. By freeing themselves
of the things they did not need, and by building the vessels of their
dreams, this nomadic couple pointed themselves toward a life of freedom,
achievement, and happiness. We are in their debt, and that of the
author, for this delightful and well-illustrated book.


Rubin, Dan., “Salt on the Wind: The Sailing Life of Allen and Sharie Farrell,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed October 3, 2023,