trawler life


Wifi Extender-Pepwave 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 …

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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 …

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Halifax We had 24 hours to prepare Southern Star for the arrival of our next guest – Gordon – who was flying into Halifax from spending time with family in Scotland, before continuing onto Toronto for more family time. Gordon lives in NZ and operates as our NZ address and contact. We were still …


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Heading north to Nova Scotia It really seemed that we were not going to make it all the way to Canada on this trip. Between the boat issues, the health care requirements, and that all of the Nordhavn Atlantic Group (informal group of Nordhavns and others who are casually travelling together) already in Nova Scotia, that we were just …

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Care and Maintenance- Boat and body

Ft Pierce- Boat and personal maintenance. As I mentioned in a past blog, we had the crane motor fail while in the Bahamas. This is a major setback while living on the hook, as we now have no transportation from the boat to the shore aside from our kayaks. We had planned to spend …

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Plastics Pollution-choking the oceans

We have spent 8 months so far on Southern Star, literally living our five year dream to own one of these gorgeous boats which allows us to safely and comfortably travel, explore and if we choose, stay in beautiful places, interesting towns and remote locations. We have travelled 2500 nautical miles through the Bahamas, and …

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