Every year between the holidays of Christmas and New Years we plan to go cruising. We generally have time off or a reduced amount of work due to the holidays so we like to head somewhere like Cayo Costa or Keewaydin. This year, with red tide in the area along the coast, we decided to head up the … [Read more...] about Post holiday down time at Franklin Locks
This past year has been a difficult one and the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the day-to-day routine for many of us. With the vaccine finally making its appearance this month, here's to hoping 2021 will somehow eventually get back to "normal". This blog has gone dark since my last post in May about … [Read more...] about So long, 2020!
Every year, the month of May marks our living aboard anniversary and this year it's been 8 years since buying and moving aboard our trawler, Blue Turtle. It's ironic that this month Randy and I have been spent more time on land living in an Airbnb in Jacksonville so he can work at the naval base … [Read more...] about Celebrating 8 years living aboard
Even though our governor issued a 'safe at home' order on April 3rd closing down most of the state except for essential businesses, we have been practicing social distancing since mid-March. Randy and I have been off the dock more during this time than any in past years. With every grocery run … [Read more...] about Scenes of Fort Myers Beach during ‘stay at home’ orders
This post may contain affiliate links Please read our disclosure for more information. Those who know me well, know that fitness has been a lifetime passion for me. Growing up participating in gymnastics and sports had a great impact on me and I have always loved a great sweaty workout. In fact, if … [Read more...] about Ship shape – how to stay in shape while living on a boat
This post may contain affiliate links Please read our disclosure for more information. By now just about everyone in the United States has been affected, in some way, by the Coroavirus. We were very aware of the virus the weekend we were at TrawlerFest Stuart and noticed things getting a little … [Read more...] about Social distancing the live aboard way.…
Blue Turtle crew wrapped up another TrawlerFest Stuart the first week of March. This year, we were slated to give our Dry Tortugas presentation on Saturday instead of mid-week like years past. Since it was the weekend, I wasn't able to attend the Admiral's Roundtable discussion for ladies to field … [Read more...] about Another TrawlerFest in the books!
I'm a little late in posting this but we've been invited back to give our Cruising to the Dry Tortugas presentation for our fourth year in a row at TrawlerFest in Stuart, Florida. TrawlerFest Stuart is going on now at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina with the educational … [Read more...] about We’ll be at TrawlerFest Stuart this weekend – March 6-8
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