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Thoughts on Sailing the South Pacific

We exited the Panama Canal on March 10th, 2016 and we arrived in Australia in December of 2017.  That’s 21 MONTHS sailing the South Pacific! Cruising the South Pacific is amazing.  When we look at the 24 countries we’ve visited on Starry Horizons, the island nations in the South Pacific clearly dominate our favorites. We’ve…


Niue: The Rock of Polynesia

Since first reading about Niue (probably in a cruising blog), it’s always fascinated me for some reason, perhaps because so few people have ever heard of it. About Niue One of the smallest countries in the world, Niue is one giant coral rock sitting in the Pacific Ocean. It is a self-governing state in free…


Sailing to Beveridge Reef

Beveridge Reef was an interesting place for us to visit, and one that we’d been excited about for a while.  With every place, you have to take the good and the bad. Where is Beveridge Reef? Beveridge Reef is a submerged atoll 130 miles east of Niue and 600 miles west of the Cook Islands. …