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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]

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]

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]

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]

Catamaran Sunbrella Sunshade

February 19, 2017 // 4 Comments

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]

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]

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 – 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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