The Adventures of Duet

This is the blog of Duet, Hull 15 of the Nordhavn 50 series, and her crew, Ron and Nancy Goldberg.  Prior to this, Ron and Nancy cruised aboard a Nordhavn 46, Hull 50, also named Duet. When not aboard Duet, Ron and Nancy are based at Lake Tahoe and can be reached at ncmgoldberg ampersand gmail.com.  
 
Duet has been cruising the Sea of Cortez and is now in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.  About March 16th we plan to depart on a 2,700 nautical mile voyage from the Pacific mainland of Mexico to the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. 
 
We have created an interactive map of Duet's route over the last several years.  It will be updated whenever we make a major journey.  It starts when we left Portland in August of 2014.  Since that time we have traveled about 8,000 nautical miles. 
 
We have also set up a YouTube Channel for Duet.  Videos loaded there are unedited, as we are still learning how to sort them out.  
 
Duet underway off the coast of Mexico
Duet underway off the coast of Mexico

Duet Departs

  • by Nancy
  • 03/16/2017
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Duet is departing San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, this morning, Thursday March 16th, for Nuka Hiva, in the Marquesas Islands.  We expect to arrive in about 18 days, after a journey of around 2,700 miles.  The weather for the first 8 days or so is expected to be calm, which is about as good as it gets for this length ... More>

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First Words From Duet's First Crew

  • by Nancy
  • 03/14/2017
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As I begin to write my perspective as the first crew aboard Duet I can't help but to hear the words from Dr Seuss's book, Oh the Places you'll Go. Boating is one big adventure and you're likely to get mixed up with many strange birds as you go, and it's just that chance I love about ... More>

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Preparing To Cross The South Pacific

  • by Nancy
  • 03/11/2017
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As our regular readers know, Duet will be crossing the South Pacific this year. The journey, which begins in Mexico, in mid March, covers almost 7,000 miles. We will do it in two 3 month segments, with a 3 month break in the middle. We are fortunate that we will be traveling with ... More>

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Shelter Island Boatyard

  • by Nancy
  • 01/29/2017
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We arrived at the boatyard in good order and Duet was pushed under the crane, so the transmission could be removed. This would be done before she is hauled out, so we would be spending a night or two on the docks before she came out of the water. At this point, we moved into a hotel, as we don't ... More>

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The Sun, the Moon and the Stars

  • by Nancy
  • 09/22/2016
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After most of the CUBAR participants left La Paz, we set off north into the Sea of Cortez for a few weeks. Several CUBAR boats also headed out and we spent time with them along the way. We didn't get very far, perhaps a hundred miles north, but the cruising was spectacular. We came back ... More>

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This Too Shall Pass

  • by Nancy
  • 08/06/2016
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Aboard Duet we have several sayings, which reflect various situations. These have been developed via extensive experience, much of it learned the hard way. The first is “the enemy of good is better”. This is often applied to anchoring situations, where one of us, usually Nancy, starts looking around ... More>

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Pendana Interview

  • by Nancy
  • 03/16/2016
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Recently, we were pleased to be interviewed by James Ellingford.  James and his family are traveling the world aboard their beautiful Nordhavn 62, Pendana. They maintain a great website, which includes interviews with various boating folks. Our interview can be found here. We hope our readers enjoy it, we ... More>

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CUBAR

  • by Nancy
  • 11/11/2015
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As our regular readers know, we had decided to participate in the CUBAR, the Cruise Underway to Baja Rally. This rally, previously known as the FUBAR, or Fleet Underway to Baja Rally, was the brainchild of Bruce Kessler. Bruce, with his wife Joan, circumnavigated aboard his trawler, Zopilote, and now cruise aboard ... More>

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Newport Harbor Shipyard

  • by Nancy
  • 09/14/2015
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We arrived at the shipyard in good order, after picking our way through Newport Beach Harbor, which is one of the most crowded places we have been. There are docks, moorings, and, occasionally, a small marked anchorage area, where boats are shoehorned in. The moorings, to save space, have both a ... More>

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What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

  • by Nancy
  • 09/01/2015
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With all apologies to The Grateful Dead (one of Nancy's favorite bands) and Robert Hunter, these lyrics definitely describe our journey south.  On August 25th we departed Sidney for Port Angeles, WA. It was a short, easy trip, although on arrival we had winds in the 20's, naturally ... More>

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Prince William Sound, Not

  • by Nancy
  • 06/01/2015
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Soon enough, departure day dawned and off we went. Initially the trip went well, we exited via Cape Spencer and set our course north up the coast. The general plan was to reach Yakutat, which is about 200 miles north of Cape Spencer, and see how the weather, and we, were faring. If all was well ... More>

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