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Blue Turtle Trawler My name is Kim and my boyfriend, Randy, and I are live-aboards in southwest Florida. Two 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!

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 […]

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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. […]

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05 January 2015

FMB to Sarasota, FL, Dec. 26-30th

Each year, Randy and I try to take some time off the week between Christmas and New Years. Last Year, we went to Keewaydin Island for the first time and stopped at the Naples City Marina on our return trip. Since we really haven’t cruised north past Cayo Costa (except for when we brought home […]

15 December 2014

Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade

Last Saturday evening, we got the chance to participate in the Fort Myers Beach Christmas boat parade. We’ve attended boat parades before and they’re a lot of fun, but this time we got to be IN THE PARADE. This all happened to be taking place on my birthday! Around 4:30pm we all gathered on D […]

08 December 2014

Post Thanksgiving trip to Cayo Costa

Well, we finally got off the dock last weekend! It had been 4 months since we returned from the Keys in early August. After that trip, it was back to the grind with work, school and some boat maintenance. For the last few years, it has been a tradition in our family to take advantage […]