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Ballooning Over Cappadocia, Turkey

October 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

We spent several days in Cappadocia experiencing the fairy tale landscape of that region of Turkey.  Cappadocia is rich with attractions: Great food and wonderful Turkish hospitality Cave Hotels: we stayed in Azure Cave Suites and later Fairyland Cave Hotel, where our rooms were carved from rock [read more]

A Day In Daylan, Turkey

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

We took a river boat up the Daylan River this weekend and visited ruins, turtles, mud baths and found some Mexican food too.  Our Daylan Turkey day in pictures: our riverboat captain’s Turkish music inspired us to dance on the foredeck of the riverboat We left Golden Glow at anchor [read more]

Featured Toy: Sea Eagle Inflatable Sailing Kayak

October 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our Sea Eagle Kayak in the Maddalena’s of Northern Sardinia, Italy with our Antares Catamaran “Golden Glow” in the back ground There is work and there is play, and on Golden Glow: quality play is important.   Ellen and I love our toys, and our Sea Eagle kayak gets more than its [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]

When in Rome

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hunter & Savvy Survey the Tiber River in Rome Hunter and Savannah came all the way from San Diego for a summer vacation on Golden Glow in July 2015. Since they were flying into Rome, our plan was to take them to the very beautiful offshore islands of Ponza and Palmerola, not too far by [read more]

Mediterranean Water Wonderland

August 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

A good amount of Hunter and Savannah’s summer vacation on Golden Glow was spent in the water. From Rome, we sailed to Palmerola and Ponza, which are part of the Pontine Island archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ponza is supposedly named after Pontius Pilate and has a rich history. Another of [read more]

Nantucket

August 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nantucket has its share of mini megayachts What a delight it was to return to Nantucket again after spending so much time there when I was a teenager. We were in New York spending time with Mom/Grandma but we slipped away for Saturday and Sunday to spend time with two of my sons, Tim and Rob. We [read more]

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii

August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

For drummer Hunter Pipp, going to Pompeii was perhaps less to see a city snuffed out in 79 AD by Vesuvius’ mighty eruption, as it was a pilgrimage to the amphitheater built in 80 BC but made important to him when Pink Floyd recorded their memorable concert at Pompeii (director’s cut) in [read more]

Industrious Hermit Crabs on Culebrita

August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hiking to the top of Culebrita, we came across a lot of wildlife including goats, lizards, turtles, and crabs. The smallest creatures we discovered were hermit crabs. We’d never seen so many or such hard-working [read more]
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