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Canada

St. Peter’s Canal & Inlet, Nova Scotia

While sailing along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia is lovely, a massive highlight of our time in Canada – and our whole circumnavigation – was sailing the Bras d’Or Lakes. But first, we had to get to the lakes using the St Peter’s Canal. About St. Peter’s Canal This canal (our first one!) links…

Cruising Lifestyle

Generator Day

We have a pretty massive generator – 12kW – onboard Starry Horizons. Because of our big generator, we got a big watermaker. We run our generator about every 4-5 days to fill our water tanks, but that’s not all we accomplish. Since our generator is so big, the watermaker doesn’t apply enough load to be…

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…

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…

Bahamas | Travel & Sailing Blog

Bimini Bahamas for Three Days

Bimini was the start, and one of the highlights, of our three-week adventure in the Bahamas aboard our boat, Starry Horizons.  One thing that made it so special was that my cousin Robert came to visit us! Getting to Bimini The only airport in Bimini is the South Bimini Airport (BIM), which operates daily flights from…