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Food Chain in Fakarava

July 13, 2017 // 2 Comments

Fakarava seen from space Fakarava We are currently in Fakarava, which is the second largest and one of the more populated atolls in the Tuamotos (the other being Rangiroa). Fakarava’s lagoon is more than 30 miles long and unlike any other atoll we’ve visited, you can traverse the whole [read more]

Our Thoughts & Prayers are With You in Queensland

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

ouch! says the owner of this catamaran double ouch!! Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is losing intensity as it tracks south towards Brisbane, the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been affected. Cyclone Debbie has been described as a [read more]

Maybe the BEST Liveaboard Product We’ve Found

March 28, 2017 // 5 Comments

What loonie-bins get excited about clothes-pins!? Liveaboard Sailors! We have a washer/dryer on Golden Glow, but there is nothing like letting our clothes dry in the fresh air to pick up the sweet smell of sunshine. And if you want to get white fabrics their whitest, sunshine works wonders. The [read more]

Are Humpback Whales the Kindest and Most Thoughtful Ocean Creatures?

March 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

One of the great privileges and delights of our adventure is when we’ve encountered whales. All the ones we’ve been near have seemed intelligent and gentle. So when we saw this stunning video showing a humpback whale giving a seal a ride on its chest to shelter it from attacking orcas, [read more]

Savannah Goes Skydiving!

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rand, Ellen & Zack getting ready to skydive Beginning with Zack, every one of our children has skydived once they were old enough. Savannah turned 18 last August but it wasn’t until we visited her at UC Berkeley this month that the perfect opportunity presented itself for her to join the [read more]

Boycott St Lucia Until They Protect Cruisers & Ensure Justice

February 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

It is most distressing to learn that the accused murderers in this crime on cruisers in St Lucia still have not been tried and held accountable. We arrived in the Caribbean shortly after this heinous crime occurred and deliberately bypassed St Lucia, both for our own safety and to withhold our [read more]

Catamaran Sunbrella Sunshade

February 19, 2017 // 1 Comment

To get ready for the South Pacific, we had a sunbrella sunshade made that covers the whole front of Golden Glow, reaching all the way back behind the mast to cover the salon roof. The shade keeps the inside of the boat so much cooler, and creates a whole new dimension to living space on the boat. [read more]

Dengue Vaccine May Be Near – in Final Phase 3 Human Trials

February 15, 2017 // 1 Comment

As we wrote about in another Dengue post two years ago, Dengue Fever is rampant in the Caribbean, there is no treatment or vaccine and it can be fatal. Last year, Nine people died from Dengue in the region of the San Blas in Panama where we are going to be in a few weeks. Now it seems, after more [read more]

Golden Glow’s Sailboat Movie Theater

February 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

In anticipation of spending more time at equatorial latitudes in the South Pacific, we had a sunbrella canopy made that covers the whole front of Golden Glow. It gives us the sense of having doubled our living space. We’ll use it when we are at anchor to give us more shade during the day [read more]
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