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Preparing for Circumnavigation

Pest Control

December 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

While we are so lucky to not have pests on the boat, we came back to deer and some ground pest in our rose garden: uh oh.  So we are on the attack this week to try to curb the destruction.  The gophers are easy; we found these solar sonic devices that have done amazing things in curbing them in [read more]

Bearing Gifts

November 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

As we sail around the world, we will be the guests of the people of many nations, large and small. When we visit more remote areas, the people who live there may not have access to many of the things we take for granted living in the USA. We’d like to bring gifts with us on Golden Glow that [read more]


November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Pam and Jon are our dear friends who taught us the word “Beshert.” Beshert is from a Yiddish word meaning destiny. The word has come to mean soul-mate, especially when considered as an ideal or predestined marriage partner. Pam and Jon met in Professor Elie Wiesel’s class and this [read more]

Another World – New Photos & Video

November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rand in Lechuguilla November 2014 You never know where you’ll find Rand. He could be in a plane at 13,000 feet about to skydive. Or at 19,300 on the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, Rainier or Whitney. He could be somewhere on the seven seas on Golden Glow. Or he could be 1,000+ feet underground, in [read more]

A Wedding Weekend Away

October 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

What better reason is there to leave the boat than a wedding! In this case, we left Golden Glow in Annapolis for the long weekend and went to Philadelphia  to celebrate the wedding of my firstborn, Zachary Stiefler, and his beautiful and brillant bride Jessica Wirth Stiefler. The Professional [read more]

Circumnavigation To-Do list

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

As any boat owner knows the “to-do” list seems to always grow faster than it shrinks.  On Golden Glow, we have five months to get her ready for a multi-year adventure and that is like miracle-grow for a to-do list. The good news: Antares is a great catamaran, already designed with [read more]

Hardcore Preparation for Circumnavigating – Lasik Surgery

February 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been relying on reading glasses to see things up close, and I’ve developed a bit of an astigmatism. Neither bothers me that much on land, but in blue water sailing, you want to be ready to handle any emergency…and not have to grab your glasses first. The solution seemed to be [read more]
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