Bermuda | Travel & Sailing Blog

Cruising in Bermuda

Bermuda isn’t exactly a top cruising destination; it’s more of a pit stop on the way from the East Coast to the Caribbean. There aren’t many protected anchorages available, but the islands are lovely and unique. About Bermuda Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory, so it’s not autonomous, but is self-governing. It’s 181 islands, but…

Bermuda | Travel & Sailing Blog

Sailing from Maine to Bermuda

Before I tell you about our passage, I’d just like to point out a big celebration – we passed 10,000 nm on Starry Horizons!  It’s been almost one year since she was launched, and we can’t believe we’ve covered so much ground in so little time, hitting seven countries! We left Robinhood Marine Center Wednesday,…

Cruising Lifestyle

Provisioning for 30 Days or More

My most time-consuming job on Starry Horizons is the position of Chef.  I spend a lot of time grocery shopping, storing, and cooking our food on board.  It’s a good thing I like doing it – with the exception of schlepping to the store! There have been several instances where we’ve cruised to places where…

Maintenance

How to Change a Windlass Gypsy

As part of our outfitting process, we replaced our anchor chain with longer, stronger, and lighter anchor chain. This meants we had to replace our windlass gypsy too so that it would work with the new size of anchor chain. Our windlass is a Quick Dylan electric windlass which we’ve been very happy with since…