Seven years ago on Mother's Day weekend, Randy, his father (John), my father (Steve), and I brought Blue Turtle home from Long Boat Key, FL. It was a whirlwind weekend trip filled with excitement and maybe a few thoughts of, "oh dear, what have we gotten ourselves into?" At the time, we really had … [Read more...] about Celebrating 7 years living aboard our trawler
This May marks our 7th year living aboard Blue Turtle. During this time, Randy and I have both worked full time. While Randy works for a company as a regional sales rep, I have been running my business, Blue Turtle Graphics, from the boat. Last year, my company celebrated its 10 year anniversary and … [Read more...] about Running a business (and working full time) while living aboard
As you might have heard from our last post about our recent repairs on Blue Turtle, we are finally cruising again! And what better way to test the steering and engine repairs made by Randy than cruising to Keewadin Island? Keewaydin Island is typically on our cruise-to list whenever we have more … [Read more...] about Cruising to Keewaydin with Spring fever!
You might have noticed that we haven’t been off the dock in while. Typically this time of year we cruise often to take advantage of the cool winter weather. Unfortunately, we’ve had some down time due to a few issues with Blue Turtle that Randy has been troubleshooting and resolving. One was with … [Read more...] about Blue Turtle cruising again after repairs
Another TrawlerFest is in the books! Two weeks ago, Randy and I drove to the east coast of Florida to participate in our third TrawlerFest in Stuart, Florida. Unfortunately, this year we didn't have Corey with us. Being a teenager now, we've realized that we just aren't cool enough for him to hang … [Read more...] about TrawlerFest Stuart 2019 a success
Blue Turtle Crew has once again been invited to give our presentation on Cruising to the Dry Tortugas at Trawlerfest in Stuart, Fl. This March will mark our third year presenting on the Dry Tortugas to seminar attendees where we share our experiences of provisioning, getting there and anchoring to … [Read more...] about We’ll be at Trawlerfest Stuart, March 6-7
With the Christmas holiday over, it was time for Blue Turtle crew to get off the dock. The holidays have always been a great time for us to get off the dock. With work slowing down for Randy and I, and Corey out of school it's always been a great time for us to cruise a little further than our … [Read more...] about Post holiday cruising to Keewaydin Island
The temperatures may feel like summer, but the holiday festivities have certainly arrived in Southwest Florida. And what holiday season would be complete without the annual Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade? This year marked our fourth year in attendance and second year as Salty Sam's residents. It's … [Read more...] about Festive lights, friends & family at the FMB Boat Parade
I'm so late in posting about this very fun weekend we had back in November. Our friends Will and Tiffany (@teamwiff) got married the second weekend in November. These are the very same folks who we helped bring their 48' Sea Ray Sedan Bridge home from Pompano Beach at the end of April. Their … [Read more...] about Off the dock for a wedding celebration!
Finally the red tide has subsided in our area and the temperatures have dropped below the 90's! We survived another scathing summer here in Southwest Florida and are happy to report that we finally made it off the dock last weekend. It was a short weekend trip but just enough time to decompress and … [Read more...] about Finally off the dock! Time to go cruising!