Well folks, the day has come for us to say goodbye to Blue Turtle, our home of 9 years. She was good to us and gave us many amazing memories and we hope she continues to do that for the new owners, Joel and Nancy. We are super happy that she's going to a great couple who also plan to live aboard and … [Read more...] about A bittersweet goodbye – Blue Turtle is SOLD
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!
It's hard to believe that we celebrated 9 years living aboard in May. Nine years ago we brought our beloved Blue Turtle home from Longboat Key and nine years later we both agree that it's been the best decision ever. This year, instead of reflecting back on all the boat projects we've done to date … [Read more...] about 9 Years living aboard! Blue Turtle then & now
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
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
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
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