The temperatures may feel like summer, but the holiday festivities have certainly arrived in Southwest Florida. And what holiday season would be complete without the annual Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade? This year marked our fourth year in attendance and second year as Salty Sam's residents. It's … [Read more...] about Festive lights, friends & family at the FMB Boat Parade
On the Dock
You might have noticed by now how quiet our blog has been this summer. It's usually filled with photos and stories of our adventures to the Keys or Dry Tortugas. This year, we were unable to make our Dry Tortugas trip that we've done the last 4 years in a row. With a boy who is now a teenager, our … [Read more...] about Our first non-cruising summer aboard Blue Turtle
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
Things have been quiet around here since returning from our Dry Tortugas/Key West trip at the end of July. The months of August and September have us hibernating around here because it's so hot. Still, we will usually get off the dock once or twice for a quick weekend trip somewhere where we spend … [Read more...] about Itching to get off the dock
Our week in Key West was mainly one of work and catching up on emails, but we did manage to have some fun. Mornings and days were for working and each day I went around the corner to workout at the Key West 24 Hour Fitness Center, sometimes taking Corey with me. Late afternoons and evenings we went … [Read more...] about Key West, July 5-10, 2016
One of the great things about living aboard in a marina, is the community of wonderful people. Last weekend a couple friends from the marina threw a bridal shower for me. The ladies of Snook Bight are a great group of fun, intelligent, and super sweet gals that I'm very lucky to have in my life. … [Read more...] about Bridal shower!
Hi. Remember me? It's been a while since I've posted since not a whole lot has happened in the past few weeks. It's been dock life as usual while we are anxiously awaiting some cool weather. If you live in southwest Florida, you no doubt know it's unseasonably warm and muggy for November. We want … [Read more...] about October/November Dock Life
Hello. Did you miss us? August has come and went and there's been no activity on this blog. That's because not a whole lot happened in August that could possibly compare to our epic Dry Tortugas and Keys trip. After returning home to our home port at Snook Bight Marina, we fell back into our regular … [Read more...] about Where did August go?
Last weekend, Randy and I decided to begin (reluctantly) a boat project. We started off Saturday morning sanding all of the exterior wood on our boat. This is not a complete refinish (we're not retired!), just a few maintenance coats that we'll finally be done with tomorrow a.m. (hopefully). More on … [Read more...] about Tamale pool party at the marina