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Saving Recipes Offline

I love to cook! My kitchen back on land life was huge, but not, on my sailboat, I’m confined to a fairly small space. Now, Starry Horizons is bigger than most cruising boats and I have plenty of room to get things done. But I don’t care to carry around a wide selection of cookbooks. I…

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Highlights of 2016

2016 was our first full calendar year of cruising, and It was a fabulous one (I think our best!). We started the new year in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean with family onboard. We cruised the rest of the chain to Grenada, hopped over to Panama, and then transited the Panama Canal before crossing the Pacific…

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Using our Phones

We’ve already covered communications at sea, where we are out of cell phone service.  But what about being near shore?  How do we use our cell phones to communicate with family, friends, and make arrangements on land? Google Voice Transfer Step one for us was to transfer our number to Google Voice.  This allowed us…

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One Year Cruising: The Perks

A little while ago I posted about some of the hardest parts of cruising for us.  It’s been a year since we left Florida in June of 2015 and started our cruising life.  Since then, we spent 3 weeks in the Bahamas, sailed up to Nova Scotia, Maine, Bermuda, and back down for three months…

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One Year Cruising: The Challenges

June 18th marked the one year anniversary of our departure from Florida and into full time cruising. Look how far we’ve come! It’s been a year since we left Florida in June of 2015 and started our cruising life.  Since then, we spent 3 weeks in the Bahamas, sailed up to Nova Scotia, Maine, Bermuda, and back down for three…

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Hair Care While Sailing

The first thing EVERYONE is saying to me back home is a comment on my hair. I’ve allowed my hair to grow much longer since we took off cruising. Due to all of our sun exposure, it’s also lingering closer towards the strawberry-blonde part of the spectrum then it ever has before.  Washing Hair On…

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Provisioning for 30 Days or More

My most time-consuming job on Starry Horizons is the position of Chef.  I spend a lot of time grocery shopping, storing, and cooking our food on board.  It’s a good thing I like doing it – with the exception of schlepping to the store! There have been several instances where we’ve cruised to places where…

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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…