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Turkey’s Underground Cities

May 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

if you can make it out, there are ruins of ancient buildings along the coast that were completely protected except from the sea because of the steep rocky hillside behind them What do you do if battles are raging where you live, foreigners are invading, or the rulers of your land want to annihilate [read more]

Pamukkale Turkey

May 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Pamukkale Thermal Pools Pamukkale, which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a World Heritage Site located inland north of Kas and east of Kusadasi. It is notable for its white landscape of travertine terraces made of a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. After [read more]

Take a Swimming Vacation in Kas, Turkey

February 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

We can attest that you could not find a better place to swim than Kas, Turkey. The water is not only warm, but it’s also soft and crystal clear. Below us, we can look down 30 feet and see the bottom. Rand and Umit looking at the lines securing Golden Glow in the pristine water of Kas Where we [read more]

The Art of Weaving Fine Turkish Carpets

October 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

I love textile arts and was delighted to stumble upon an artisan weaving a Turkish carpet in Istanbul the other day. I don’t know much about Oriental carpets — just enough to realize you could study the subject for a lifetime and not know everything. But I do admire crafts artistry and [read more]

Featured Toy: Sea Eagle Inflatable Sailing Kayak

October 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our Sea Eagle Kayak in the Maddalena’s of Northern Sardinia, Italy with our Antares Catamaran “Golden Glow” in the back ground There is work and there is play, and on Golden Glow: quality play is important.   Ellen and I love our toys, and our Sea Eagle kayak gets more than its [read more]

Yoga Every Day Keeps the Doctor Away

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yoga is an essential daily practice for me as a liveaboard cruiser; it keeps me limber and strong to be able to operate at my best physical condition, as sailboat living requires; and it promotes my physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing for myself and importantly to be the best partner to Rand. [read more]

2018 updated TOP TEN “Most Used” Sailor’s Gear

September 10, 2015 // 5 Comments

2018 Update Sailing across the coral-rich Pacific these last two years, these closed-toe , lug-soled, water ready and steady sandals are something we rely on frequently, whether it’s wading near or on shore of all these coral atolls, or using them for sturdy footing in our dinghy. We figured out [read more]

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]

…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]
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