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Do you have a Refugee Plan?

September 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

How dangerous or miserable must life be in your homeland to instead choose a risky paddle across an open sea in an overloaded, inflatable raft to an uncertain future in a country where you don’t speak the language? Life vests, but very low in the water. Ellen and I sailed last night from [read more]

Eleonora’s Falcon in Cyclades Greece: Milos

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

While cruising there are many skills that you learn. One of the more challenging is taking quality (in focus) photographs from a rocking boat. This week we had the pleasure of spending some time with falcons on the island of Milos, Greece. So I thought is a good time to practice the telephoto on a [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]

Extreme Mooring – the Paxos Challenge

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you read Rand’s sweet “Nautical Bad-Ass” tribute inspired by my anchoring/mooring assistance, you might be interested to know where this (in)famous episode occurred: Paxos. Paxos is a beautiful island in the Ionian archipelago in the northwest of Greece. Cruiser friends told us [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)) or the new T5 ($449) Our little Olympus Tough T4 underwater camera is an outstanding performer, on land and in the ocean. Often I’ll take it with me when I want a camera that might [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]

A Second Honeymoon on Golden Glow

August 12, 2015 // 3 Comments

Once upon a time (about six years ago), we chartered a catamaran called Eh Voila for two weeks in the British Virgin Islands with three other couples. We were there to celebrate a few 50th birthdays and one 25th wedding anniversary. Since some of the connections go back to early childhood, if you [read more]

Jerry Celebrates Being Married to Michele for a Year – Hurrah!

August 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jerry and Michele celebrated their first wedding anniversary with us on Golden Glow. We spent time in St Martin and Culebrita in the Spanish Virgin Islands this April. I’ll be posting a longer post and more photos of this gorgeous and happy couple soon. Update: here’s the post with lots [read more]
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