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Canada

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 peaks, lakeside houses, and even vineyards. We…

Canada

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. Peter’s Canal This canal (our first one!) links…

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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 outdoor beer garden, a bike rental shop,  a Segway rental shop, and a kayak rental…

Bahamas | The Caribbean

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 with stingrays and dolphins, check out Bimini…

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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 Bimini Airport (BIM), which operates daily flights from…

Florida

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 Bridge. Our friend Rick, back…

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A Weekend on the Manatee River

While we were living on our boat in Palmetto, Florida, my parents came to visit us! That was a cause for celebration, and a great reason to stop boat projects and take Starry Horizons out for a weekend in the Manatee River. Snead Island Anchorage David and I had done some research and scoped out…

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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 –…