I'm sure this will be a shock to some, especially those who know how much we have LOVED living aboard Blue Turtle for the last NINE years. Rest assured, we are not selling her through any fault of her own. She is the most EXCELLENT live aboard and cruising trawler and we've had so many fond memories … [Read more...] about Our beloved Blue Turtle is for sale!
In our last post about spending time at Franklin Locks after Christmas, we mentioned meeting cruising couple Ron and Phebe from Montana. Ron and Phebe spend their winters cruising aboard their 34' Cabo Rico sailboat named Noodin and their summers living and cruising in their RV. This is definitely a … [Read more...] about Blue Turtle crew goes sailing on “Noodin”
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
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. 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!
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
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!
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!
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