SOUTHERN STAR -Halfway around the world. 
Her slow journey back ???
View of Boston from the boat


Boston Photos Boston- Jenny writes. We arrived into Boston on a Sunday afternoon and tied up at Constitution Marina. We were right beside the Charlestown Bridge and had the most amazing views of the Boston skyline. We were getting ourselves organized when there was a knock on the boat, and we found a fellow kiwi welcoming us to Boston. Colin has been an expat for many years, and lives on board his 36ft Tartan, Antipodean, at the marina. We invited him on board for a beer and he suggested wher...
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Satellite tracker


One of the biggest challenges of living on board a boat and moving along the less travelled road is the ability to communicate.  In today’s connected world, we have found it very challenging to keep our selves connected to the internet, and at times even to make voice calls. It is very important to be able to stay in touch. We rely on the internet to give us weather so that we can plan our journeys safely, and to know the best places to anchor for predicted conditions. We use our communications...
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Portland to Boston

Portland to Boston We spent a quiet night at an anchorage around from Boothbay. The trip south from NE Harbor was okay but we had a 6ft swell and were worried it might find its way into the anchorage. It didn’t, and justified our decision to anchor out, instead of taking a marina at Boothbay. We had called them for the end of season discount that others are now offering, and they offered a measly .25c off their usual $3.50/ft. Too expensive for us. We had another lumpy ride south from Linekin ...
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Southern Star in Belfast ME

Maine continues to awe

?Maine photos??? Enjoying life in Maine We are well placed in Northeast Harbor, to take advantage of the Acadia National Park which surrounds us here in Mt Desert Island. LL Bean, the well- known outdoor outfitter company is based in Maine. They sponsor a bus system the goes all over the park, the service is great, and it is free. Michelle and Clark too us to the Thuya Gardens in the early afternoon, located on the East ridge of the harbor. It is a beautiful lush garden, with an old summer cot...
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Exploring Maine pt 1

Maine ?Maine photos??? We left Lunenburg Nova Scotia after a few nights on the hook. The weather looked good for our westerly trip to Cape Negro, or if we are feeling up to it, we could keep on and make Maine in one trip. The trip to the Cape was just almost perfect. We had very small beam seas, and so we decided to keep on moving and go directly to Maine’s Northeast Harbor. We passed Cape Sable at about 11:00 pm. It was a dark night, but the conditions were still good. We had a current push...
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St Peters and the Bras dOr Lakes The next morning we readied lines and fenders for the Canal and Lock, which we need to, do on our port side, where we don’t have easy access. It was great to have Gordon on board to manage stern lines, while I was on the bow and Ted drove the boat. We glided into the lock and tied up while they raised the water level, only slightly. We then had to wait till they drove along to the bridge which also had to be opened to allow us through. Immediately on ...
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Southern Star in North Palm Beach
Southern Star in North Palm Beach

Where are we now?

Brunswick Landing Marina, Brunswick GA
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Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017
Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017
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