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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. Table of...
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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! Table of Contents - Click to...
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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. Table of Contents - Click to Jump What is a Chartplotter?What Chartplotter Do We Have?Useful Chartplotter FeaturesWaypoints, Routes, and TracksData...
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How to Pick Up a Mooring Ball

Tying up to a mooring is one of the easiest and most common ways to secure your boat to the seabed. It takes some coordination and practice though, so here’s how we do it. What is a Swing Mooring Ball? A swing mooring ball is a very simple way to secure your boat to the...
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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,...
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Using the Marie Kondo Method to Tidy Our Boat

Table of Contents - Click to Jump About Marie Kondo & Tidying UpWe Stockpile Obsolete Items or Too Many PartsMedium-Term Storage on a Boat is a Bad IdeaClothes Don’t Get Worn DownWho Needs Tchotchkes?If We Haven’t Used it By NowStore Things BetterDoes it Spark...
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