Liferaft Servicing

Starry Horizons is over three years old, and that meant our liferaft, a VIKING RescYou™ liferaft, 6 person model, was due for a liferaft servicing. Getting your liferaft serviced is fascinating.  We got to watch Graham from MarineSafe pop open our liferaft.  He inflated it...

Drift Paddleboards: Unboxing and Test Run

Starry Horizons is not overly burdened with toys.  A lot of our space seems to be taken up with spare parts and safety gear instead of toys, but we have been carrying an inflatable kayak around for the past three years. Disclaimer:  The products mentioned in this post were...

Fishing Gear for Cruisers: How We Caught Our Five Best Fish in 2017

David and I are not shy about it – we suck at fishing. Sadly, a lot of it is for lack of trying; just shear laziness discourages us from putting our lines out. But in early 2017, we went through our fishing gear for cruisers, gave it a good polish, and revamped our set up....

Communications While Offshore Sailing

A lot has changed since we took off to go cruising, and as we’ve learned, our communications plan has changed with the times.  Now it is easier than ever for us to keep in touch while we are offshore sailing, and we expect that the near future is going to see massive...

New Marriage Savers

One of our favorite pieces of gear aboard Starry Horizons are our marriage saver headsets. Why Do You Need Marriage Savers? David and I are anchored in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia when another sailboat pulls up ahead of us to anchor.  The man is upfront, getting ready to drop the...

What I Wear While Cruising

We recently purged our boat after reading the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I got rid of so many clothes, but it got me thinking, what DO I wear while cruising? A Word on Materials As a general rule, we stick to quick-dry synthetic materials on the boat. These clothes use...

Set Up & Review of our Sea Eagle 370 Pro Kayak

We don’t have a boat full of toys, like some people do, but we do have an inflatable tandem kayak onboard that we bought in Florida back in March (an anniversary gift to each other!). We christened the kayak Aquila (an eagle constellation). Out Chasing Stars is a...

Five Things We Use ALL the Time

We bought a lot of stuff as we moved onto Starry Horizons.  Some items were duds that we never use, but there are a few that we are surprised to find ourselves pulling out all the time: 1) Electric Bug Zapper David picked up this bad boy that electrocutes bugs....