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Pirate Humor

September 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ellen and I were sailing along the northern edge of South America during Venezuela’s attempt to totally bankrupt an oil rich country in  record time. We’d heard that the narco smugglers had given up on yachts in favor of submarines so some out-of-work mariners had taken up the pirate life [read more]

Our 1300 Watt Solar Upgrade

February 15, 2017 // 1 Comment

We love photovoltaic solar power. It  is silent, pollution-free and makes no odor. We don’t need to feed them fuel other than the sunshine we sail under most of the time anyway. Our old solar consisted of two BP Solar 80 watt panels on our davit arch and four BP Solar 45 watt panels on our [read more]

Mistral Madness and the Hunt for Mid-Med Magic – 3AM Musings

September 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

The shine of the moon extends from the aft of Golden Glow like a river of light in the darkened sea. At less than a quarter full it is enough to share its glow with the occasional cloud, but not enough to lighten the expanse of water we float upon. Hidden in the darkened night there are clouds [read more]

Partying Like a Rockstar with Rockstars at Jackie O’ Mykonos

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

We have always said we like to explore, embrace the native culture and live like locals as we travel the world.  Well, on Mykonos, an island in the middle of the Cyclades Islands, we discovered that the culture is glamour and nonstop partying. Sure, we’re game…for a few days at least. [read more]

Create your own sailing & cruising spare parts list

June 13, 2016 // 1 Comment

Hey Rand, “What spare parts do you carry for a global romp on your sailing boat?” you might ask.  Followed by “What cruising spare parts list would you recommend for me?” Well I just happen to have 2000 words for you on that very subject. Unfortunately creating a spares [read more]

Growing a Golden Glow Garden

November 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the things we really enjoy(ed) on our land-home are the fruits of our orchard and garden. There we have an array of fruit trees (peach, apricot, apple, pear, plum, nectarine, orange, lemon, tangerine, fig, pomegranate, pluot – hybrid of plum/apricot, and pecotum – hybrid of [read more]

TOP TEN “At Anchor and Ashore” Mobile Sailing Apps – updated!

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

We already shared our TOP TEN “Underway” mobile sailing apps for hand held devices.  Those apps for sailors had the ability to operate off-shore with little or no internet connectivity, often getting data prior to passage or not needing updated data at all.  This post is a list of [read more]

Istanbul – The Old City and the Blue Mosque

November 5, 2015 // 2 Comments

The 12 million people of Istanbul shared their city with Ellen and me. We love Turkey. The people are warm, humorous and kind. The countryside was diverse and the cities were clean and interesting.  We have been able to see the southern coast from Bodrum to Antalya as well as some interior regions [read more]
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