Swimming with Whale Sharks in Nosy Be

David and I have been trying for SO LONG to swim with whale sharks! We’ve tried several times to find them on our own, but also we paid for two trips to see whale sharks – one in Ningaloo, Western Australia, and one in Ari Atoll, Maldives. Neither time was successful...

Sunset at Mont Passot

We’d already had a big adventure at Lokobe Park, but our day trip around Nosy Be wasn’t over. One of the top 10 things to do in Nosy Be is watching the sunset at Mont Passot, but it’s worth it to spend more time at the park than just sunset. About Mont Passot...

Lokobe Park in Nosy Be, Madagascar

Madagascar is the kind of place where you stop in for a visit and have NO IDEA what you are getting yourself into. It’s a challenging place to plan to visit, and there isn’t THAT much information available online. That’s how I found myself as one of four gringos...

Hiking Nosy Komba, Madagascar

When David and I get an invitation to go hiking, we just can’t turn it down. Our friends Kimi and Trevor on Slow Flight invited us to hike to the top of Nosy Komba with them just two days after we officially arrived into Madagascar. The morning we were due to set off, Kimi...

Passage to Madagascar

We had waited oh-so patiently for this weather window: five days of calmer winds to get us from Seychelles to Madagascar. There had been a window in late July, which several of our friends took. We, however, were waiting on a package to come in, and would have to wait for the...

Sailing in Seychelles

Starry Horizons was in Seychelles from June 13th to September 22nd – over 100 days in this beautiful island nation of Africa. Most of that time was spent on Mahe Island, the main island of Seychelles, but we went out to explore the rest of the Inner Islands twice. About...

A Tour of Mahé Island, Seychelles

Mahé, the main island of Seychelles, is the perfect size for a short trip. We spent nearly three months in Seychelles, mostly on Mahé, but the island can be seen in a day or two. There are heaps of beaches to see and great food to enjoy! Victoria Victoria is the capital of...

The Cruiser’s Chartplotter

One of the most important pieces of equipment on a cruising boat, chartplotters aren’t often used to their full potential. What is a Chartplotter? It sounds simple enough – something that plots charts – but a chartplotter is a complicated and extremely valuable...