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Savannah Goes Skydiving!

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rand, Ellen & Zack getting ready to skydive Beginning with Zack, every one of our children has skydived once they were old enough. Savannah turned 18 last August but it wasn’t until we visited her at UC Berkeley this month that the perfect opportunity presented itself for her to join the [read more]

Remembering the Fallen…and Proud to be Americans

May 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

“Each of these heroes stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die, that freedom might live and grow and increase in its blessings.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt Our fallen heroes are the reason we are privileged to live in a nation where we get to sleep safely and soundly [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]

Choosing Our Kayak

January 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rand and I had our first kiss way-back-when on a kayak, so you can imagine that having a kayak on board Golden Glow is a given…but what kind?  Which type best balances weight and space considerations with performance, versatility and price? Rand’s kayak is a hard rotomolded plastic, [read more]

Turks & Caicos to San Juan

December 23, 2014 // 3 Comments

We’re back in the USA for the holidays and work projects now, and missing Golden Glow and the warm Caribbean water, weather and lifestyle. A good time to remember our cruise from Turks & Caicos to Puerto Rico. South Side Marina Rand & Jack relaxing & catching up on their 40+ year [read more]

Suns of the Sargasso Sea

December 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

Sargassum Seaweed Golden Glow crossed the Sargasso Sea on our way from Charleston, South Carolina to Turqs and Caicos in early December 2014. While crossing, we witnessed a succession of glorious sunsets and sunrises, and we observed the environment as closely as we could. We were pleased to see [read more]

Rob & Rand Stay Cool

November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

We were sailing 30 miles off the coast of New Jersey, heading north from Norfolk, Virginia to New York City. It was August, temperatures were soaring, so we stopped the boat and took turns diving and flipping off of Golden Glow into the cleanest water in New [read more]

Our Detour on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s well known among cruisers that the greatest risk to sailors is a schedule. However, we found ourselves up against the dreaded calendar when it came time to depart Annapolis and bring the boat to Charleston where we would be leaving it for a month while we took care of various matters on [read more]

Time to Catch Up with Friends in Annapolis

October 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Traveling the world at roughly 5-9 knots is a great way to force ourselves to slow down. We (okay, me) still have a tendency to focus on destinations and “getting there.” Which is one reason Annapolis was such a treat, especially since we got to spend several weeks there, and because we [read more]

An Annapolis Institution – and I don’t mean the Naval Academy

October 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Chick & Ruth’s Delly was a stone’s throw from Golden Glow, just up Main Street from the City Dock. We knew it must be good when we walked by because there were lines out the door, people waiting all around the sidewalk to be called in, and it was bustlingly busy inside Ted Levitt [read more]
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