Drift Paddleboards: Unboxing and Test Run

Starry Horizons is not overly burdened with toys.  A lot of our space seems to be taken up with spare parts and safety gear instead of toys, but we have been carrying an inflatable kayak around for the past three years. Disclaimer:  The products mentioned in this post were...

Karangahake Gorge and Dickey Flats Campground

After buying our car in Auckland and spending five days touring the city, we packed up into Fornaxia and took off for our first three sights in our road trip:  Owharoa Falls, the Dickey Flats Campground, and Karangahake Gorge. Owharoa Falls Our first stop...

Raiatea & Taha’a: Charter Capital of French Polynesia

Sunday morning, after our fantastic Huahine Hieva, we finally upped anchor and headed to Raiatea. The short (20 nm) sail was beautiful; winds on the beam and small sea state. Where is Raiatea? Raiatea is located in the Society Islands group of French Polynesia.  It’s the...

Set Up & Review of our Sea Eagle 370 Pro Kayak

We don’t have a boat full of toys, like some people do, but we do have an inflatable tandem kayak onboard that we bought in Florida back in March (an anniversary gift to each other!). We christened the kayak Aquila (an eagle constellation). Out Chasing Stars is a...

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...