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Bonaire

July 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

We sailed to Bonaire from Grenada en route to the Pacific. Because of piracy, we had to avoid the Venezuelan coast and its waters 50 miles past its outer islands. Bonaire is the easternmost of the ABC Islands – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. They are the perfect place to pause for a weather [read more]

Dengue Vaccine May Be Near – in Final Phase 3 Human Trials

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

As we wrote about in another Dengue post two years ago, Dengue Fever is rampant in the Caribbean, there is no treatment or vaccine and it can be fatal. Last year, Nine people died from Dengue in the region of the San Blas in Panama where we are going to be in a few weeks. Now it seems, after more [read more]

Trampolines – Out with the Old, In with the New

January 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why Catamarans have Trampolines. Have you ever wondered why there are open-netting trampolines on the front of a catamaran rather than fiberglass decking between the hulls? Ted Clements, the brilliant designer of the Antares 44i catamaran, explains the reasons: Safety: You want to keep as much [read more]

Boycott St Lucia Until They Protect Cruisers & Ensure Justice

January 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

It is most distressing to learn that the accused murderers in this crime on cruisers in St Lucia still have not been tried and held accountable. We arrived in the Caribbean shortly after this heinous crime occurred and deliberately bypassed St Lucia, both for our own safety and to withhold our [read more]

Mustique in the Grenadines – a “Fantasy Island” Fit for Royals

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

We often swam to Brittania Bay’s shore from Golden Glow (seen behind us on the left) one of the megayachts in Brittania Bay was so large it blocked the sun setting Mustique is a gorgeous island in the Grenadines in the southern Caribbean. We sailed there from Bequia after dropping off our [read more]

Adventure Trip to Victoria Falls in Dominica

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

We had an excellent day trip with Sea Cat on Dominica. We visited several waterfalls, ate many many fruits of the island including local cherries and apples and bread fruit. Sea Cat’s name is really Octavius Lugay, like the octopus and he was adept at climbing like one as well.  We had an [read more]

Anchoring Statistics

September 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

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]

…and a bottle of Rum

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

a Painkiller on the Rocks Our guests on Golden Glow tell us their favorite boat drink is Rand’s Monkey Madness, made with his secret recipe that will knock your socks off, flavor-wise and otherwise. (You’ll have to invite us for a sundowner or join us for a cruise on Golden Glow to [read more]
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