As everyone has heard by now, Hurricane Irma has been wreaking havoc on the Caribbean islands, the Bahamas and Cuba with its path set on making landfall in Florida on Sunday. Earlier in the week we watched as Irma gained mass and power and started heading in our direction. By Wednesday, most of the … [Read more...] about Bracing for Hurricane Irma
I know it's been a while since the last update. Things slow down a bit on the blog in the summertime since we tend to cruise a little less due to the heat and humidity. Truth be told, we pretty much hibernate since one step outside the door of our trawler means you are either drenched from rain and … [Read more...] about Settling into our new marina (and summer hibernation)
It sometimes can be bittersweet when you’re moving to a new home, town or in our case, new marina. When we first moved Blue Turtle from Cape Coral Yacht Club to Snookbight Marina 4 and half years ago, we honestly thought we’d be staying there at least until Corey graduated from high school. We did … [Read more...] about Why we left Snookbight Marina
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info.Living aboard with pets is a common topic among cruisers. If you are living aboard full time or just seasonally, why wouldn't you want to have your pet along with you? They are part of the family as much as anyone … [Read more...] about Living aboard with a boat dog
This May marks our 5th year anniversary of living aboard Blue Turtle. Hard to believe that 5 years ago Randy and I brought Blue Turtle home and moved aboard to live full time. We were complete noobs and had no idea what we were in for. Everything was a learning process. We joke about the fact that … [Read more...] about Celebrating 5 years living aboard – reflections and observations
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info.When Randy and I first decided to live aboard a boat, we really had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Well, actually my parents were living aboard at the time, so we did have “some” idea: we thought it was … [Read more...] about Living aboard a boat vs. living on land, how is it different?
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info.Randy and I were watching a documentary on Amazon the other night about minimalism and it got me thinking about whether living aboard a boat would be considered minimalism. The documentary titled, Minimalism: A … [Read more...] about Living aboard a boat – is it minimalism?
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info.I think the most popular question when moving aboard a boat is "where am I going to put all my stuff?" If you're like me and don't like clutter, this can be a challenging question. I recently went through Blue Turtle … [Read more...] about Boat interior storage ideas OR where to put all your stuff?
We’ve received several comments and questions about what our thoughts are on a single engine trawler vs. twin engines. Many folks have questions about the maintenance and operational costs as well as safety and redundancy. This topic of single vs. twin is always highly debated and there are good … [Read more...] about Single engine vs. twin engine trawler, maintenance, fuel consumption, costs and other considerations
I've always loved touring the insides of boats. When we were shopping for a trawler, we would try to crawl around every interior possible to get an idea of what style and layouts we liked. I also love to see how other cruisers solve space issues and decorate to make it feel like home. We've been … [Read more...] about Tour inside our cozy live aboard trawler