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August 2015

My Woman is a Nautical BAD Ass

August 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

My water-woman, Ellen, is a Nautical Bad-Ass. Today she proved it again. We were running long lines between two shores in a narrow inlet on Paxos Island in Greece. The winds were blowing 10-20 knots and we had maybe 80-100 feet between the two shorelines. My water-woman and her smile that keeps the [read more]

I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Plastics

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over the past 50 years or so, plastic has become central to our daily lives. Only in recent years have we discovered that plastics come at a price: the ecological destruction of our oceans. You’ve probably heard about the large, swirling garbage patch of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean. [read more]

…and a bottle of Rum

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

a Painkiller on the Rocks Our guests on Golden Glow tell us their favorite boat drink is Rand’s Monkey Madness, made with his secret recipe that will knock your socks off, flavor-wise and otherwise. (You’ll have to invite us for a sundowner or join us for a cruise on Golden Glow to [read more]

What Boat Tools for Circumnavigation?

August 22, 2015 // 10 Comments

I have been asked a few times “What are the best boat tools to have on a sailboat?” The short answer: Well it depends… It depends in part on how much you want to do yourself what systems you want to work on how good your Rolodex is to find qualified workers how far away you will be [read more]

Florence, Italy – Michelangelo, Galileo, Leonardo & Vino

August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the wonderful aspects of our global sailing tour is the ability to visit remarkable cultural and historical parts of the world.  Sometimes they are land-locked and we have to take an excursion farther from Golden Glow. Last weekend we took the high speed train to Florence, yet another pearl [read more]

A Second Honeymoon on Golden Glow

August 12, 2015 // 3 Comments

Once upon a time (about six years ago), we chartered a catamaran called Eh Voila for two weeks in the British Virgin Islands with three other couples. We were there to celebrate a few 50th birthdays and one 25th wedding anniversary. Since some of the connections go back to early childhood, if you [read more]

Evolution of a Fisherwoman

August 8, 2015 // 4 Comments

I’ve come a long way from the first fish we caught on Golden Glow, which happened last Labor Day weekend in Gardiner’s Bay, at the end of New York’s Long Island. Is there such thing as an accidental catching? We were beginning our sail back to NYC after a wonderful holiday weekend [read more]

When in Rome

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hunter & Savvy Survey the Tiber River in Rome Hunter and Savannah came all the way from San Diego for a summer vacation on Golden Glow in July 2015. Since they were flying into Rome, our plan was to take them to the very beautiful offshore islands of Ponza and Palmerola, not too far by [read more]

Jerry Celebrates Being Married to Michele for a Year – Hurrah!

August 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jerry and Michele celebrated their first wedding anniversary with us on Golden Glow. We spent time in St Martin and Culebrita in the Spanish Virgin Islands this April. I’ll be posting a longer post and more photos of this gorgeous and happy couple soon. Update: here’s the post with lots [read more]
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