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TOP TEN “At Anchor and Ashore” Mobile Sailing Apps – updated!

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

We already shared our TOP TEN “Underway” mobile sailing apps for hand held devices.  Those apps for sailors had the ability to operate off-shore with little or no internet connectivity, often getting data prior to passage or not needing updated data at all.  This post is a list of [read more]

TOP TEN Mobile Sailing Apps when “Underway” – Updated 2017

September 18, 2015 // 7 Comments

2017 Update It’s been two years since we posted our favorite Top-10 Apps and with another 20,000 miles of sailing, and passages across the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterraean we have come to appreciate new apps we want to share with you. So, here’s our Updated 2017 Top-10 Apps [read more]

2017 updated TOP TEN “Most Used” Sailor’s Gear

September 10, 2015 // 5 Comments

2017 Update #1: underwater cameras – Olympus Tough T4 (discontinued but you can still by it refurbished) and as it has higher megapixels than the T5 takes sharper photos) or the new T5 ($449) Our little Olympus Tough T4 underwater camera is an outstanding performer, on land and in the ocean. [read more]

Anchoring Statistics

September 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Statistics & math word problems!  Both can strike fear into full-grown adults.  To a gambler in Vegas: they give an important edge, to a college sophomore: fear and dread of a ‘nightmare’ class. To sailors, the words may never be spoken. While in Marigot Bay in St Martin earlier this year [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]

What Boat Tools for Circumnavigation?

August 22, 2015 // 10 Comments

I have been asked a few times “What are the best boat tools to have on a sailboat?” The short answer: Well it depends… It depends in part on how much you want to do yourself what systems you want to work on how good your Rolodex is to find qualified workers how far away you will be [read more]

Florence, Italy – Michelangelo, Galileo, Leonardo & Vino

August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the wonderful aspects of our global sailing tour is the ability to visit remarkable cultural and historical parts of the world.  Sometimes they are land-locked and we have to take an excursion farther from Golden Glow. Last weekend we took the high speed train to Florence, yet another pearl [read more]

Our TransAtlantic Passage begins – Bermuda-ho!

April 30, 2015 // 5 Comments

Ellen down in the generator bilge with her arm reaching into the lowest hold cleaning it Rand installing hardware to fly our parasail from the front of the boat Golden Glow’s last chance to enjoy beautiful Caribbean waters for a while Our last supper on land before pushing off Our [read more]

Dengue Fever – Sorry to be the Bearer of Bad News

January 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

I don’t like mosquitoes. It’s one of the reasons I loved living in Southern California, especially after paying my mosquito-dues living in places where they seemed as big as Buicks, like Minnesota and even Connecticut. This mosquito hat with net is what I wear gardening for instance. It [read more]
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