Reflections (and lessons learned) from our first year of boat life

As I look back on our year of being a liveaboard family, all I can do is smile. Thinking about all of the adventures we’ve been through, things we’ve learned, and experiences we’ve had….I wouldn’t change a thing!  We started our journey after day 30 of the COVID isolation in April, 2020. After assessing ourContinue reading “Reflections (and lessons learned) from our first year of boat life”

Florida Keys Trip, Part 2 of 4- Biscayne Bay -> Marathon

Fri, 12/18/20-Our stop in Biscayne National Park was short, just an overnight at Sands Key. As we headed south the next morning, the cold wind didn’t want to help us too much because it was basically right behind us from the northeast and we were heading south so we decided to gybe quite a bitContinue reading “Florida Keys Trip, Part 2 of 4- Biscayne Bay -> Marathon”

MINI MOVIE // A Sweet Surprise- We drove 1,900 miles after being gone a year to visit family!

2020 was a hard year. Especially if you didn’t get to see family. While it was our choice to go to Florida to live on a boat during the Pandemic, it was still very hard to be separated from family, and not even be able to visit for holidays, Birthdays, special occasions and even weddings.Continue reading “MINI MOVIE // A Sweet Surprise- We drove 1,900 miles after being gone a year to visit family!”

SIMPLY JUST Snorkeling // Looe Key Reef, Florida Keys

Our family took a break from sailing for the day and stopped at Looe Key Reef. Cody, our son, got some great footage including a shark, turtle, and HUGE spotted eagle ray! He also edited this video! Looe Key Reef is about 5 miles south of Ramrod Key and about 8 miles southwest of BigContinue reading “SIMPLY JUST Snorkeling // Looe Key Reef, Florida Keys”

December 5th, 2020 Update: A Change Of Plans…

So, ya…we were supposed to leave the marina today (Dec. 7th) but…as we’ve quickly found out living the boat life…plans change and schedules don’t matter! Watch to find out what our new plans are…for the moment. Sorry for the video sound…I was trying a new background noise reduction app! 😲

MINI MOVIE: Thanksgiving Sail to Peck Lake // Join the adventure to Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge!

Join the adventure as we take our friends visiting from Virginia to Peck Lake just south of Stuart, FL along the ICW. It’s a part of the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. An interesting anchorage trying to navigate it for the first time…but well worth it. It has a private beach only accessible by boatContinue reading “MINI MOVIE: Thanksgiving Sail to Peck Lake // Join the adventure to Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge!”

DESTINATION: Stuart, FL // Our Maiden Voyage Down the Florida ICW

This was the moment we’d been waiting for! The maiden voyage of Konstantina. Join the adventure as we sail from St. Augustine, FL to Stuart along the Florida Intracoastal Waterway. Experience what it’s like to hail a bridge tender, sail through a bascule bridge, be overtaken by million dollar boats, see dolphins, and raise theContinue reading “DESTINATION: Stuart, FL // Our Maiden Voyage Down the Florida ICW”

Captain’s Log 7/18/20

I couldn’t figure out how to add pictures so you’ll have to read… Time for another update! All is well In hot and humid Florida, we’ve been spending almost every day on the cat and enjoying getting lots of work done. The boat was left in fantastic shape when we bought her, but we neededContinue reading “Captain’s Log 7/18/20”