Canada | Travel & Sailing Blog

Five Things to do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax is one of our favorite big cities we’ve visited, and the summer in Nova Scotia is lovely! Halifax Waterfront Along the waterfront are a lot of interesting businesses.  In particular, there are several re-purposed shipping containers.  They serve as an outdoor beer garden, a bike rental shop,  a Segway rental shop, and a kayak rental…

Catamarans & Sailing

Cruising Nova Scotia & Docking in Halifax

When deciding where to go for hurricane season 2015, we opted for an unusual solution: head up north to the Maritimes of Canada.  Cruising Nova Scotia ended up being one of the highlights of our cruising career so far.  Forgiving the cold weather, Nova Scotia is a relatively untouched cruising destination, with few boats and…

Maintenance

Converting Heads to Flush with Freshwater

One of the projects we tackled when outfitting our boat for cruising was converting our heads from saltwater to freshwater. This was a project that I tackled on my own and I’m proud to say I completed the project with only about 4 trips to West Marine and no sewage leaks in the boat!  …

Bahamas | The Caribbean

Sailing in the Bahamas for Three Weeks

We had just a sliver of some time before hurricane season started to go sailing in the Bahamas.  Don’t Have Your Own Boat? There are several charter bases in Marsh Harbour, including Dream Yacht Charters Abacos and Cruise Abaco. For a day trip experience in Bimini to swim with stingrays and dolphins, check out Bimini…

Maintenance

Pulling and Cleaning our Airmar Transducer

Down in the bilge, in the forward guest cabin on our boat, is a hole! Normally, holes in boats aren’t a good thing, but this is one of those rare exceptions. In this hole is the Airmar Transducer that is part of our navigation equipment system. Proper Care of the Transducer One day, we noticed…