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January 2015

Sleeping Aboard – Beds & Berths

January 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

)ur berth on Golden Glow – delightfully comfortable! That’s a patch of brilliant sunshine from the open hatch above casting the white square on the duvet. We also added a mattress topper for greater comfort and so Rand’s super-long legs don’t hit the wood rail at the bottom [read more]

Curing the Common Cold..Naturally

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

crush the ingredients before putting in the pot Yes, even in the tropics, you can catch a cold. When it comes to medical care, cruisers have to be more self-reliant than when we lived on land and could run off to a nearby doctor or a pharmacy.  On Golden Glow, we’re fans of prevention and [read more]

Cruising Currencies

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Euro traded below 115 to the US dollar today. I can’t wait to get back to Golden Glow after my week back in the States because it’s in the French side of St Martin, where everything is paid for in Euros or US Dollars. You can bet I won’t be paying for anything in dollars! Last [read more]

Oh how I love our Electric Windlass!

January 15, 2015 // 3 Comments

When we were due to leave Culebra, we had an unwelcome surprise when we tried to bring up our anchor. Our electric windlass had stopped working. “We” (Rand) didn’t know then if it was the electric windlass itself or the deck control that was the problem and we wanted to leave the [read more]

Our Favorite Anchorage So Far

January 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

Cayo Luis Pena wins favorite anchorage in our travels thus far. The bays of this small deserted island just west of Culebra in the Spanish Virgin Islands feature pristine, clear, warm water, fine, white sand beaches, and no one else around…unless you count the five goats we saw on the rocks [read more]

Dengue Fever – Sorry to be the Bearer of Bad News

January 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

I don’t like mosquitoes. It’s one of the reasons I loved living in Southern California, especially after paying my mosquito-dues living in places where they seemed as big as Buicks, like Minnesota and even Connecticut. This mosquito hat with net is what I wear gardening for instance. It [read more]

Choosing Our Kayak

January 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rand and I had our first kiss way-back-when on a kayak, so you can imagine that having a kayak on board Golden Glow is a given…but what kind?  Which type best balances weight and space considerations with performance, versatility and price? Rand’s kayak is a hard rotomolded plastic, [read more]
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