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

Mexico to French Polynesia Part Three, Days 12 - 17

  •  4/21/2017 4:40:14 PM
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This blog is divided into 3 parts. It is composed of some of the emails we sent and/or received during our recent 2,700 mile journey from Mexico to French Polynesia Right now Duet is preparing to leave the Marquesa Islands for the Tuamotu Archipelago. She will spend several weeks there and arrive in Tahiti in mid May. We do have email so feel free to write. We cannot monitor the site, so we will respond to comments when we return home in late May. Thanks for following. Nancy and Ron Duet Nordh...
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Mexico to French Polynesia Part Two - Days 7 - 11

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This blog is divided into 3 parts. It is composed of some of the emails we sent and/or received during our recent 2,700 mile journey from Mexico to French Polynesia Right now Duet is preparing to leave the Marquesa Islands for the Tuamotu Archipelago. She will spend several weeks there and arrive in Tahiti in mid May. We do have email so feel free to write. We cannot monitor the site, so we will respond to comments when we return home in late May. Thanks for following. Nancy and Ron Duet Nordh...
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Mexico to French Polynesia - Part One

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This blog is divided into 3 parts. It is composed of some of the emails we sent and/or received during our recent 2,700 mile journey from Mexico to French Polynesia Right now Duet is preparing to leave the Marquesa Islands for the Tuamotu Archipelago. She will spend several weeks there and arrive in Tahiti in mid May. We do have email so feel free to write. We cannot monitor the site, so we will respond to comments when we return home in late May. We will also post pictures then, right now we h...
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Duet Departs

  •  3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
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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 of journey.  Our buddy boat, the Nordhavn 60 Daybreak, will be departing from a little further south this weekend.  We will be in touch with them every day.   You may follow us as www.sn...
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First Words From Duet's First Crew

  •  3/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
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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 boating. It's easy to say I'm a parent of 2 beautiful kids who likes to read Dr Seuss. Being the husband to a very understanding and beautiful wife makes me a very lucky man. And me? I work full-time as a firefighter...
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Preparing To Cross The South Pacific

  •  3/11/2017 12:00:00 AM
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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 another Nordhavn, a 60 named Daybreak. We are on similar schedules, so we should see them frequently throughout our journey. It will be an incredible adventure, as well as a considerable challenge. But first, we had t...
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