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Best 2-Person Game for Cruising Couples (no, not arm wrestling)

September 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you ever hear that Rand has fallen overboard, your first question should be “were you in the middle of an acey-deucey game?” Truth be told, sometimes I do wish Rand would take his incredible dice-rolling luck to Las Vegas rather than roll back-to-back acey-deucies and doubles as he [read more]

Epic Surf Competition at Teahupo’o on Tahiti Iti

August 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

Our inspiring San Diego friends, Ryan and Nicole, from Two Afloat, tipped us off on where to anchor once we’d taken care of business in Papeete. We had just finished dinner together on Golden Glow in a serene, unspoilt atoll in the Tuamotos and were saying we weren’t looking forward to [read more]

Bonaire

July 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

We sailed to Bonaire from Grenada en route to the Pacific. Because of piracy, we had to avoid the Venezuelan coast and its waters 50 miles past its outer islands. Bonaire is the easternmost of the ABC Islands – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. They are the perfect place to pause for a weather [read more]

Swimming with Sharks – HUNDREDS of Sharks!

July 13, 2017 // 2 Comments

Fakarava seen from space Fakarava We sailed to 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 [read more]

Flashlights-Torches-Headlamps-Diving, Waterproof & Regular-a Review

June 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Living on a sailboat powered by wind, sunlight and a bit of diesel when necessary, we rely on portable lights (or Torches as our British friends say) almost as much as our built-in LED lighting. Here are our favorite portable lights: Super-Powerful Light for Boat On the rare occasion when we feel [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]

Golden Glow’s Sailboat Movie Theater – Updated

February 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

**** We upgraded our on-deck movie-watching experience by adding bluetooth speakers and a portable, lightweight, inexpensive, screen **** 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 [read more]

Making Yogurt While the Sun Shines

January 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s hard to find unflavored, unsweetened yogurt on Grenada. Plain yogurt is such a useful staple; we use it to make for a savory sauce to cool and complement spicy food by adding mint, garlic, coriander or cumin to the yogurt. It’s also perfect for making coffee-flavored yogurt, which [read more]

Our Newest Toy Makes Taking 360 Degree Photos & Videos Easy!

January 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

360° photography is now a snap on Golden Glow thanks to the Ricoh Theta, an inexpensive camera that takes 360-degree photos and video with ease. Prior to Christmas 2016, to make 360° photos we had to use our Google Nexus phone, which required standing in one place and moving the phone [read more]
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