Welcome aboard!

Blue Turtle Trawler My name is Kim and my boyfriend, Randy, and I are live-aboards in southwest Florida. Three years ago, we purchased a 40′ trawler and moved aboard. It's been an amazing journey so far and we can't wait to see what the future holds. So stay tuned and see what it’s like to live aboard. We still have a lot to learn about cruising and living aboard and I intend to post everything here. Hope you enjoy!

24 March 2015

Sunday evening boat christening

This past Sunday, we were invited along with others in the marina to participate in a boat christening, also known as an excuse to party. We had our own boat christening 2-1/2 years ago at Cayo Costa and it’s always a fun experience. Ned and Beth actually bought their boat 3 years ago and just […]

22 March 2015

Shrimp Fest 2015 on Fort Myers Beach

So, Shrimp Festival on Fort Myers Beach was actually last weekend, but it’s been very busy around here and so I’m finally getting around to updating the blog. Better late than never, right? This time of year is always so crazy for us because it’s peak season and spring break around here. It’s also Corey’s […]

10 March 2015

Canoeing on the Peace River

This past Sunday, Randy, Corey and I were invited to go canoeing on the Peace River with marina neighbors Tom, Mary Kay and Maddie.  Also accompanying us, were friends Mark and Cara and their 2 children.  It was an absolutely gorgeous, sunny and 80 degree Winter day and we left Fort Myers Beach early to […]

01 March 2015

Belated boat projects

Since we’re going with the “belated” theme, we can file this one under “better late than never”.  This weekend was one of those wonderful weekends where we have nothing planned. After our hectic schedule with family in town and Randy’s father’s wedding, it was nice to relax a bit this weekend and check off one […]

01 March 2015

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 […]

22 February 2015

Family wedding on Fort Myers Beach

Last weekend, we had a blast with Randy’s family in town visiting for his father’s wedding that was held on Saturday, February 14, 2015. It was a wonderful ceremony held in front of the Cottage/Gulfshore Grill on Fort Myers Beach. It was a chilly weekend in general, but the sun came out and warmed things […]


15 February 2015

Family fun time on Fort Myers Beach

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, we had the upcoming wedding of Randy’s father and April. This past week has been one busy, but fun-filled, week spent visiting with Randy’s aunts, uncles and cousins. We had Randy’s sister and brother-in-law stay with us on the Blue Turtle, while the rest of the […]

08 February 2015

Weekend at Cayo Costa with Sea Crazy

With Uncle Gerry in town for the wedding, we decided to head to Cayo Costa this weekend and meet up with Johnny and April on Sea Crazy. Gerry was with us for the ride there and would leave with his brother and April on Sunday. When we departed the marina, the tide was going out […]

08 February 2015

Preparing to be invaded by the Kalisiks

A lot has been happening with us lately. First, my parents sold their trawler Island Time. Some of you may remember or even followed along on their Great Loop journey through their blog. They sold the boat within one week after putting it up for sale. They had very motivated buyers plus the boat was […]

07 February 2015

Dinghy regatta to Doc Fords

Last Sunday a bunch of us from the marina gathered in our dinghies and headed to Doc Ford’s for an afternoon of fun, food & drinks and dancing in preparation for the Super Bowl festivities later that day. Randy’s father, April and his Uncle Gerry, visiting from Taiwan, came over from Punta Gorda to join us. […]