Blue Turtle Cruising

Cruising the East Coast of Florida & Lake Okeechobee aboard a 48′ Sea Ray

If you follow us on Facebook, you might have heard that the Blue Turtle crew was invited to help bring back a 48′ Sea Ray from the East coast of Florida to Fort Myers Beach. Our friends, Will and Tiff (check out their blog just purchased a new-to-them 48′ Sea Ray Sedan Bridge and …

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Post Thanksgiving trip to W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam

Since we had an extra day with the Thanksgiving holiday, we decided to cruise out to Franklin Lock and Dam this past weekend. We’ve made this trip several times in the past and usually it’s once cooler weather arrives. We love visiting here because it is a different landscape from the beaches we frequent all …

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MLK weekend trip to Franklin Locks

Cruising to Franklin Lock and Dam is one of our favorite spots to visit in the winter here in Florida. So, last weekend we took Blue Turtle and crew + 2 (my parents) there to take advantage of the long weekend for Martin Luther King’s birthday.  My parents used to live-aboard a 38′ Marine Trader and …

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W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam – Nov. 27-29

The day after Thanksgiving, we took Blue Turtle up the river and to Franklin Locks and Dam. For those who follow this blog you know that we’ve made this trip annually as a sort of family tradition the weekend after Thanksgiving—usually with my parents on Island Time. Since my folks have no longer have their …

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Post Thanksgiving trip to Franklin Locks

W.P. FranKlin Park and Boat Docks

We set off for a peaceful Caloosahatchee River cruise on Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving (also known as Black Friday).  Joining us were my parents (on Island Time) with my two nephews, Jack and Ryan. On board Blue Turtle was Randy, myself, Corey, Sophie, Johnny (Randy’s father) and Gerry (Randy’s uncle visiting from Taiwan). …

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