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Fiji, the Soft Coral Capital of the World

May 30, 2018 // 1 Comment

Great White Wall in Bloom Best photos thanks to Rand Pipp (c) 2018 Fiji has some of the best dive sites on the planet, and we plan to enjoy many in the months we are here. Some, such as the Great White Wall and Rainbow Reef off Taveuni, are world famous. Others, like the undersea beauty we [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]

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]

Mediterranean Water Wonderland

August 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

A good amount of Hunter and Savannah’s summer vacation on Golden Glow was spent in the water. From Rome, we sailed to Palmerola and Ponza, which are part of the Pontine Island archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ponza is supposedly named after Pontius Pilate and has a rich history. Another of [read more]

Swimming with Turtles in Saba

February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Saba is just a few hours sail from St. Martin, but it’s like another world. Saba feels like a throwback (in a good way) to the 1950’s. Perhaps because there are only 1900 residents on Saba, and everyone knows one another – at least by face – there is virtually no crime, and [read more]

Rob & Rand Stay Cool

November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

We were sailing 30 miles off the coast of New Jersey, heading north from Norfolk, Virginia to New York City. It was August, temperatures were soaring, so we stopped the boat and took turns diving and flipping off of Golden Glow into the cleanest water in New [read more]
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