Blue Turtle Cruising

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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Last week, Randy and I had our first overnight guests aboard s/v Blue Turtle. Since it was Spring Break and no school, my sister and nephew Ryan joined us for a week of cruising and sailing. Getting a late afternoon start, we decided to try a new anchorage near the Sanibel Causeway. But first, we …

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December was crazy and hectic with multiple family birthdays, a Jimmy Buffet Concert and a family trip to the Smokey Mountains for the Christmas holiday. With all of that behind us, Randy and I desperately needed some down time, so we decided to get off the dock and anchor out locally for New Years. We …

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In our last post about spending time at Franklin Locks after Christmas, we mentioned meeting cruising couple Ron and Phebe from Montana. Ron and Phebe spend their winters cruising aboard their 34′ Cabo Rico sailboat named Noodin and their summers living and cruising in their RV. This is definitely a lifestyle to dream of and Randy and I could …

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Every year between the holidays of Christmas and New Years we plan to go cruising. We generally have time off or a reduced amount of work due to the holidays so we like to head somewhere like Cayo Costa or Keewaydin. This year, with red tide in the area along the coast, we decided to …

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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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Even though our governor issued a ‘safe at home’ order on April 3rd closing down most of the state except for essential businesses, we have been practicing social distancing since mid-March. Randy and I have been off the dock more during this time than any in past years. With every grocery run becoming a potential …

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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 I go too many …

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This post may contain affiliate links Please read our disclosure for more information. By now just about everyone in the United States has been affected, in some way, by the Coroavirus. We were very aware of the virus the weekend we were at TrawlerFest Stuart and noticed things getting a little weird when we got back. I heard of …

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