Every year, right after Christmas we always take some time to get in some cruising. With both of us working full-time and having a teenager with his own busy schedule, we haven't really had the time to get off the dock as much as we would like. Post holidays is always a great time for us to get off … [Read more...] about Post-holiday cruising in SWFL
One of the great things about living aboard at Salty Sam's Marina is that we get a front row seat to the staging of the annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Every year the parade starts at Salty Sam's with boaters adding their last minute decorations or checking the lights before heading … [Read more...] about Creative lights, festive attire and holiday cheer at the FMB Christmas Boat Parade
As I mentioned in my previous post, the day after Thanksgiving we finally got off the dock for the first time in 6 months. That was quite a long spell for us to be docked since we typically cruise a lot more often even if only getting out for the weekend. We've been so busy with work and traveling … [Read more...] about Off the dock and to Franklin Locks!
Hi there. Remember me? I used to post quite regularly here about cruising and living aboard. I have to say that you really haven't miss much since my last post back in May. Where has the time gone? It seems like life sometimes just gets in the way of our cruising and posting regularly. With a … [Read more...] about Life gets in the way sometimes
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
This post contains affiliate links through Amazon. This means we receive a very small fee if you purchase through it. It isn't enough to get rich, but helps with the costs associated with this blog. Please read our Disclosure for more info. One thing you will hear across marinas in Southwest … [Read more...] about Bottom Cleaning your boat in Southwest Florida