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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 Seychelles Seychelles is an independent…

Seychelles

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 Seychelles and…

Catamarans & Sailing | Sailing Tips & Tricks

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 piece of equipment on the boat. In fact, the manufacturers would like…

Cruising Lifestyle

How to Break Out of the Cruising Funk

David and I have been suffering lately from what one of our friends recently declared “senioritis”.  In thinking about it, there are a lot of similarities between college and our adventure; 4-5 years (the five-year plan was mine!), steep learning curve, alcohol-heavy social environment, draining your bank account…. As we’ve recently discussed, we’ve got less…

Seychelles

Two Hiking Fails on Praslin, Seychelles

While our friends Kyle and Lauren visited us in Seychelles, we did A LOT of hiking.  This is no big surprise, as with Kyle’s last two visits we hiked the highest point in Fiji and Pic N’Ga in New Caledonia.  While hiking in Seychelles, we did have several very successful hikes (Curiuse, Valle de Mai,…

Catamaran Brands & Model Reviews | Catamarans & Sailing

Australians Love Their Catamarans

Pretty much everywhere we have been, especially the Caribbean has been chock full of production catamarans.  Fountaine Pajots, like ours, mingle with Leopards and Lagoons.  Occasionally there’s an Antares, a Catana, or an Outremer thrown in for funsies.  For three years, I’ve pointed at a catamaran and said “what’s that?” to David.  95% of the…