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Sailing Back Across the Atlantic

December 27, 2021 // 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]

What Goes On After Dark on Golden Glow?

December 20, 2021 // 4 Comments

after 1200 miles, it was time to refill our two diesel tanks from our backup jericans An imperfectly attached outside shower hose leaked and payback was late-night bailing – lessons learned! Ellen cleans the locker where we keep our extra diesel yamaha outboard fuse change by headlamp on the [read more]

Swimming with Sharks – HUNDREDS of Sharks!

December 13, 2021 // 2 Comments

Fakarava seen from space Fakarava We sailed to Fakarava, which is the second largest – and one of the more populated – atolls in the Tuamotos (the other being Rangiroa). Fakarava’s lagoon is more than 30 miles long and unlike any other atoll we’ve visited, you can traverse [read more]

Chaps Aren’t Just for Cowboys

February 5, 2021 // 1 Comment

To our non-sailor friends, “Chaps” refer to the leather covering a cowboy wears over his jeans. Those chaps serve a number of purposes besides looking cool and focusing appreciative glances. When riding horseback, the tough leather protects legs from heavy brush; in the cattle pen, while [read more]

Tahitian Vanilla – from Farm to Table

December 3, 2020 // 4 Comments

This post shares what we learned about vanilla farming in French Polynesian and at the bottom has delicious recipes for cooking fish with vanilla sauces. Vanilla – Don’t Settle for less than  The Real Thing Morita’s brother hard at work tending the vanilla vines Vanilla has been [read more]

Catamaran Sunbrella Sunshade

October 25, 2020 // 13 Comments

To get ready for the South Pacific, we had a sunbrella sunshade made that covers the whole front of Golden Glow, reaching all the way back behind the mast to cover the salon roof. The shade keeps the inside of the boat so much cooler, and creates a whole new dimension to living space on the boat. [read more]
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