Blue Turtle Cruising

Finally, after a month on land we were cruising again! We left Kent Narrows and headed north, passing under the massive Chesapeake Bay Bridge. We cruised about 34 miles that day and found a nice little anchorage near Dobbins Island in the Magothy River. Randy dove in to check the growth on the prop and …

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After we left St. Augustine, we headed south Marineland, FL. We didn’t really like the idea of heading back where we came from but we needed a good place to leave the boat for a long weekend. We didn’t want to leave the boat on a mooring ball or anchor since our fridge needs power …

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since we said “goodbye” to land life and moved aboard our floating home. It’s been so much fun and so much work and we wouldn’t change it for the world. We’ve been through many phases in our journey living and cruising on a boat. Our son, …

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Now that we’ve settled in properly and I finally finished sewing the interior seat cushions, I thought I would snap a few photos (since I just cleaned) of the interior of our sailboat. I also took video as well, so see the end of this post for the video tour. Our sailboat is a 44′ …

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In our last post, I mentioned that we were under contract on a 1978 CSY 44′ Walk Over and we had our sea trial and survey. That was in August and the survey had to be postponed due to a line breaking that made it impossible to raise the mainsail. A rigger couldn’t be scheduled to …

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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 …

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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 or how …

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So long, 2020!

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 our 8 year …

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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 here. …

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