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November 2014

How Best to Cross the Gulf Stream?

November 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Navigating the Gulf Stream is a special part of charting our course for the Caribbean. Since we are leaving from Charleston, one of the questions we face is do we head straight out on a southeasterly course, which will take us across the gulf stream where it’s wide, strong, meandering, and [read more]

Using Apps like PredictWind to Plan our Passage

November 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

PredictWind is turning out to be a favorite app for passage planning.  It combines many pieces of weather data and presents us with several sail-plan options from our starting place to our end point, taking into account if we want the fastest trip or the most comfortable (there are many settings [read more]

Bearing Gifts

November 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

As we sail around the world, we will be the guests of the people of many nations, large and small. When we visit more remote areas, the people who live there may not have access to many of the things we take for granted living in the USA. We’d like to bring gifts with us on Golden Glow that [read more]

When to Winterize the Boat?

November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

There’s an Arctic Outbreak across most of the USA this week, and Charleston is in its path. Golden Glow may briefly experience freezing air temperatures for the first time in her life. Fortunately, the water she’s lying in is still 60 degrees, which we’ve been advised will keep [read more]


November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Pam and Jon are our dear friends who taught us the word “Beshert.” Beshert is from a Yiddish word meaning destiny. The word has come to mean soul-mate, especially when considered as an ideal or predestined marriage partner. Pam and Jon met in Professor Elie Wiesel’s class and this [read more]

Another World – New Photos & Video

November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rand in Lechuguilla November 2014 You never know where you’ll find Rand. He could be in a plane at 13,000 feet about to skydive. Or at 19,300 on the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, Rainier or Whitney. He could be somewhere on the seven seas on Golden Glow. Or he could be 1,000+ feet underground, in [read more]


November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Robby Paddleboarding, Rand looking at a Charleston Sunset, Sunset over Hatteras, Antares 44i, Sunset on Long Island Sound, New England’s Big Surf, Cayman Beach, the deck of Golden Glow in Panorama, Wave-Piercing Bows, Sunset at Low Tide, The Pier, Manhasset Bay, Caribbean Sunset, [read more]

Culebra – From Off- to On- the Beaten Path?

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Culebra, in the Spanish Virgin Islands just east of Puerto Rico, is our intended destination once we set sail from the USA in December. The Spanish Virgin Islands are one of the places in the Caribbean where we hoped to spend some time exploring. We’ve been to the better-known British and [read more]

Tune in on Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Thanks to our veterans, who put their lives at risk to keep us all free! You are all heroes. As you know, I’m not retired like some cruisers. I love my work, which is intellectual property protection, management and promotion. The most fun and creative part of what I do is taking IP, [read more]

Our New Parasailor

November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of our best “scores” at the Annapolis Boat Show was a very good deal on a 105 m2 “orange emotion” Parasailor from TEC that had been used as a demo in a Sail Magazine photoshoot. There are several reasons we’re so excited to have a parasailor. Because we have [read more]
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