What’s in My Galley

I love to cook, and while I certainly am not cooking complicated foods like I did when we lived on land, we are certainly not suffering. David and I eat very well aboard Starry Horizons; three square meals, healthy snacks, lots of fresh food. Thankfully, our galley has a lot more...

New Boat Cards for Cruisers

There have been a number of times where we have been at boat shows or meeting people and talking about our life.  Back in the early days, we wished we had an easier way to exchange information other than just writing down emails on a spare scrap of paper.  Boat cards...

Man Overboard Prevention

This is a topic no one particularly likes to contemplate. ┬áIt’s great to be prepared for a man overboard scenario, and Amy and I have been trained to handle the boat if one of us goes overboard, we do focus more on prevention. Years ago, I was captaining one of the dinner...

Mantus Anchor Review

We’ve logged over 30,000 nm on our boat over the past five years, but even with all that sailing, we still have been stationary over 85% of our nights. And most of the time, that’s at anchor with our trusty Mantus Anchor. Why We Picked Mantus Since we are small...

Gill Foul Weather Gear Review

Every cruiser has a set of foulies for when the weather gets rough. After five years on the boat….what have we learned about foul weather gear? Our Gill Foulies We elected to go with the Gill OS1 jackets & pants given our offshore sailing plans. The gear fits great, and...

Gift Ideas for Cruisers & Sailors

Buying gifts for cruisers is hard – we have limited space and tend to live minimalist lifestyles. But, there are plenty of items out there that are great gifts for cruisers! For the Active Sailor Dyneema is incredibly useful around the boat, and though it’s expensive,...

Starting our Library: Books for Cruisers

We are both huge readers on Starry Horizons, and we read to entertain and to learn.  Our bookshelf is limited, so we keep it full of the best reference books for cruisers. Kindles We are firm proponents of electronic media.  We both have Kindle Paperwhites that we...

Book Review: The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew

I just finished The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew, by Lin and Larry Pardey This book is definitely famous among the sailing crew, and I was itching for a read about the domestic topics of boat life. Topics I Skipped Parts of the book were tough and I skipped right through them...