Cruising in Bermuda

Bermuda isn’t exactly a top cruising destination; it’s more of a pit stop on the way from the East Coast to the Caribbean. There aren’t many protected anchorages available, but the islands are lovely and unique. About Bermuda Bermuda is a British Overseas...

Sailing from Maine to Bermuda

Before I tell you about our passage, I’d just like to point out a big celebration – we passed 10,000 nm on Starry Horizons!  It’s been almost one year since she was launched, and we can’t believe we’ve covered so much ground in so little time,...

Cruising Maine with Friends and Family

Our passage to Portland from Lunenburg was quick! Sail Repair One of our first orders of business was getting the spinnaker out. The spinnaker rip was fixed by Canadian Sail Makers, a Doyle rep, who had the sail the whole time we were in Canada. Unfortunately, they didn’t...

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in Two Days: A Maritime Treasure in Canada

We picked up our friend Sara in Halifax and made our way down the South Shore to the beautiful seaside town of Lunenburg.  This ended up being the last stop of our 6-week tour of Nova Scotia. Lunenburg Lunenburg is the second biggest city we’ve been to in Nova Scotia,...

Halifax to Lunenberg: Sailing Nova Scotia’s South Shore

Our six weeks of cruising in Nova Scotia was winding down, but we had one last sailing adventure: four days sailing from Halifax to Lunenburg with our friend Sarah along Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Back in Halifax When we first came to Nova Scotia, we cleared into the...

Making Our Way Back South

Baddeck was the furthest north we wanted to go with Starry Horizons while cruising the Bras d’Or Lakes. We had plans to be back in Halifax so we turned around and made our way back south. The trip from Baddeck to Halifax can be done in five days, stopping every night....

Three Nights on the Cabot Trail Camping

We sailed our boat up from Halifax through the St Peter’s lock and the Bras d’Or lakes before arriving in Baddeck.  Our plan was to get out and see some of Canada’s scenic views – from a car and our tent by driving and camping on the Cabot Trail! Flying in...

Cruising the Bras d’Or Lakes

Even after four years cruising the world, Nova Scotia is one of our favorite places.  Cruising the Bras d’Or Lakes is the reason why; the lakes are calm and there are so few boats, we often had the anchorages all to ourselves.  The landscape around us was high...