Blue Turtle Cruising

Festive lights, friends & family at the FMB Boat Parade

The temperatures may feel like summer, but the holiday festivities have certainly arrived in Southwest Florida. And what holiday season would be complete without the annual Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade? This year marked our fourth year in attendance and second year as Salty Sam’s residents. It’s such a fun and festive reason to invite …

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Our first non-cruising summer aboard Blue Turtle

You might have noticed by now how quiet our blog has been this summer. It’s usually filled with photos and stories of our adventures to the Keys or Dry Tortugas. This year, we were unable to make our Dry Tortugas trip that we’ve done the last 4 years in a row. With a boy who …

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Why we left Snookbight Marina

It sometimes can be bittersweet when you’re moving to a new home, town or in our case, new marina. When we first moved Blue Turtle from Cape Coral Yacht Club to Snookbight Marina 4 and half years ago, we honestly thought we’d be staying there at least until Corey graduated from high school. We did …

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Itching to get off the dock

Things have been quiet around here since returning from our Dry Tortugas/Key West trip at the end of July. The months of August and September have us hibernating around here because it’s so hot. Still, we will usually get off the dock once or twice for a quick weekend trip somewhere where we spend most the …

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Key West, July 5-10, 2016

Our week in Key West was mainly one of work and catching up on emails, but we did manage to have some fun. Mornings and days were for working and each day I went around the corner to workout at the Key West 24 Hour Fitness Center, sometimes taking Corey with me. Late afternoons and …

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Bridal shower!

One of the great things about living aboard in a marina, is the community of wonderful people. Last weekend a couple friends from the marina threw a bridal shower for me. The ladies of Snook Bight are a great group of fun, intelligent, and super sweet gals that I’m very lucky to have in my life. …

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October/November Dock Life

Hi. Remember me? It’s been a while since I’ve posted since not a whole lot has happened in the past few weeks. It’s been dock life as usual while we are anxiously awaiting some cool weather. If you live in southwest Florida, you no doubt know it’s unseasonably warm and muggy for November.  We want …

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Where did August go?

Hello. Did you miss us? August has come and went and there’s been no activity on this blog. That’s because not a whole lot happened in August that could possibly compare to our epic Dry Tortugas and Keys trip. After returning home to our home port at Snook Bight Marina, we fell back into our …

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Tamale pool party at the marina

Last weekend, Randy and I decided to begin (reluctantly) a boat project. We started off Saturday morning sanding all of the exterior wood on our boat. This is not a complete refinish (we’re not retired!), just a few maintenance coats that we’ll finally be done with tomorrow a.m. (hopefully). More on that later. Saturday evening, I …

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Belated Mardi Gras dock party

So, we had a belated Mardis Gras dock party last weekend and I’m even later posting about it. Such is life living aboard during season in southwest Florida…so much happening that there isn’t time to report about it. Last Saturday, we gathered for some of New Orlean’s most famous food: boudain, muffaletas, red beans and …

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