Blue Turtle Cruising

Since we took care of laundry at Jekyll Island and hit the grocery on St. Simons Island, we were ready to head north. We motored 39.5 miles on the ICW to an anchorage on the Wahoo River. We hardly passed a boat on the way and it felt like we were in the middle of …

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Once we left Fernandina Beach, we motored 9.5 miles to St. Mary’s, GA. It was a Sunday and we learned that most businesses and even some restaurants are closed on Sundays. We took the dinghy to shore with Sophie to check out the little town. We explored the wonderful waterfront park and some of the …

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Once we left Marineland, we headed north, passing St. Augustine and going through the Bridge of Lions once again. We’d planned to stop at an anchorage in North St. Augustine, but decided to push on through most of Jacksonville to Sisters Creek. There’s a great little anchorage there adjacent to the Sister’s Creek Park free …

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Since we had 44 nautical miles to go to get to St. Augustine, we left Daytona Beach early. It was a cool, windy day with high temps around 75 degrees and winds 15mph NNE gusting to 31. We hailed the St. Augustine Municipal Marina when we neared the Bridge of Lions and were given a …

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After a quick provisioning run to Publix in Cocoa Beach, we pulled anchor and motored north 17 nautical miles to Titusville. We spent 1 night there just south of the Max Brewer Bridge. The next morning, we headed to New Smyrna Beach. We mostly motored the 30 nm north to New Smyrna Beach. It was …

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After a few days in Fort Pierce, it was time to head north again. Randy woke early and got us through the 7am opening of the North Fort Pierce Bridge. It was a calm day with very little boat traffic. We motored 45 nautical miles to Melbourne and anchored by the Eau Gallie Causeway Bridge. …

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The day we left Peck Lake anchorage it was cloudy with a chance of rain. Randy pulled the anchor up and it was so muddy it make a huge mess on the deck. Thankfully, we have a deck wash down hose up there and he was able to clean it to some degree. We left …

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Watch the FMB to Marathon VIDEO The day finally came when it was time to leave from Salty Sam’s Marina and Fort Myers Beach to start cruising. After a few last minute errands and details to take care of, we had our neighbor, Jeff, helps us off the dock. Our first stop was to top …

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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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Sunday, June 4, 2017 On our second day in the Dry Tortugas, the weather still wasn’t cooperating with high winds and seas that makes for poor diving conditions. With the winds coming out of the southeast, we decided to try snorkeling Little Africa since it is on the northwest side of Loggerhead Key and would possibly be …

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I’m a bit behind on posting about the rest of our trip from Key West to Jewfish Basin where we stayed a few days, then on to Cape Romano, near Marco Island and then home. But I am finally getting around to posting some videos I took snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas. Below is video …

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Diving Looe Key [Video]

It’s been about a week since we returned from our super-awesome trip to the Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys, and we wish we were back in that crystal clear water! Adjusting back to our normal work routines has been tough and it’s been even tougher finding the time to edit my dive videos from Looe …

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