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Sailing Back Across the Atlantic

December 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

Time to Leave the Mediterranean After sailing across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean in 2015 and spending two seasons there, it was time to head back so we could fulfill the dream of sailing the South Pacific before grandchildren come along. During our time in the Med our travels took us to [read more]

The Straits of Messina

June 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Turbulent water of the Strait of Messina How could the Strait of Messina not hold allure? Whirlpools and maelstroms; mythic sea monsters; earthquakes and epic sea currents! To get to Greece and Turkey from Italy where we’d been sailing for the last month, your either transit the Strait of [read more]

Corinth Canal, Greece

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

The green path shows our 2015 journey east across Greece, using the Corinth Canal. The red path shows roughly how we will sail NW across Greece in 2016 once we leave Crete and make our way north up the Adriatic. This year, when we reverse course and sail back through the Mediterranean from east to [read more]

TOP TEN Mobile Sailing Apps when “Underway”

September 18, 2015 // 7 Comments

Golden Glow’s TOP TEN “Underway” sailor apps for cruisers: When I started on this post I was hopeful I would be able to share just 10 sailing apps. After all, Ellen and I have experimented with over a 100 mobile sailing applications to find the ones we like best.  We kept [read more]

How Best to Cross the Gulf Stream?

November 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Navigating the Gulf Stream is a special part of charting our course for the Caribbean. Since we are leaving from Charleston, one of the questions we face is do we head straight out on a southeasterly course, which will take us across the gulf stream where it’s wide, strong, meandering, and [read more]
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