St. Peter’s Canal & Inlet, Nova Scotia

While sailing along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia is lovely, a massive highlight of our time in Canada – and our whole circumnavigation – was sailing the Bras d’Or Lakes. But first, we had to get to the lakes using the St Peter’s Canal. About St....

Five Things to do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax is one of our favorite big cities we’ve visited, and the summer in Nova Scotia is lovely! Halifax Waterfront Along the waterfront are a lot of interesting businesses.  In particular, there are several re-purposed shipping containers.  They serve as an...

Sailing in the Bahamas for Three Weeks

We had just a sliver of some time before hurricane season started to go sailing in the Bahamas.  Don’t Have Your Own Boat? There are several charter bases in Marsh Harbour, including Dream Yacht Charters Abacos and Cruise Abaco. For a day trip experience in Bimini to swim...

Bimini Bahamas for Three Days

Bimini was the start, and one of the highlights, of our three-week adventure in the Bahamas aboard our boat, Starry Horizons.  One thing that made it so special was that my cousin Robert came to visit us! Getting to Bimini The only airport in Bimini is the South...

Passage through the Florida Bay

We departed Palmetto Thursday morning at 9 am.  I have done a ton of research on this route, speaking with other boat owners and delivery captains to determine that yes, we can cut through the Florida Bay instead of going around the Keys. The biggest hurdle is the Snake Creek...

Bachelorette Party in Nassau!

I got the pleasure of heading to Nassau, Bahamas, for three days to send one of my best friends, B, off to married life chock full of RUM!  With two full days in Nassau, we prioritized.  Day one was snorkeling and day two was the beach. This was not my first time to Nassau...

Three Days in Miami

There’s a ton to see and do in Miami. I’ve been three times, exploring different parts of Miami each time. I’d break it up into a day for each place: Miami proper, Key Biscayne to be outdoorsy, and Miami Beach for the scene! Eat So Much Food Miami is the best...

Miami Boat Show Seminars

Miami Boat Show Seminars Marine Weather with Chris Parker – Chris Parker is a name cruisers run into on the internet quite often. He is the chief forecaster for the Marine Weather Center. I have read from several people who have depended on Chris’ forecasting to make...