Hiking from one side to the other

With the wind down, we left Green Turtle and traveled to a few islands to the north. Powell Cay, first stop.  We anchored off the beach, dinghied ashore, and followed the signs. We hiked up to the bluff first over looking the boat. We passed these heart shaped pods with seeds. Next, we traveled across…

Bluff House Marina on Green Turtle Cay

Wednesday, 5/17 So here is a map/picture of the northern end of Green Turtle Cay and the places we are exploring. Let the adventures begin!  We arrived in light winds, but a week of windy weather is upon us. Less boat adventures mean more land exploration and there is lots of beautiful land here.  Jon,…

On our way again!

Friday, May 12, 2017 ~ At sunrise this morning, we cleaned up, packed up, fueled up and said our “see ya soon’s” to all our friends at Palm Coast Marina. Goodbye, Palm Coast! Hello ICW! (IntraCoastal Waterway) We will travel south to Lake Worth, 200 miles at 8mph = 25 hours from Friday – Sunday! Our…

L.I.F.E. ~ Living In Faith Everyday

Living on the water for us is still a lot of LIFE!  Yes, my mornings are AMAZING… my favorite time of the day, but in life you still have laundry, garbage, grocery shopping, etc. I still read aloud to Jonathan and we are on Book 2 of a new series called Adventurers Wanted. Our plan to leave…

Happy New Year, 2017!

I know, it is February! I am definitely in the slow lane living aboard our boat. The day after Thanksgiving, David, Jonathan and I traveled together to Nashville, to be with Andrew and Mara, while Tania and Mia traveled to Romania for her sister’s wedding.  We were welcomed warmly. While Tania  was gone and Andrew…

Fall is here!

Some things have quickly returned to normal after the hurricane.  Washed out roads… repaired! Lost, floating items (Picnic tables, benches and pilings) we have helped retrieve out of the ICW. And the dolphins have returned! We had the joy of helping Covenant Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine restore the landscape that was altered by the…

In HIS Hands

First of all, thank you all for your prayers!  Hurricane Matthew has passed and the news on TV will reveal to you all the horrible things left in his wake, but not me.  I will show you GOD’s amazing faithfulness in our lives and to HIM will I give all the thanks and praise. Last Wednesday, we…

Our Trust is in HIM…for everything!

As we prepare our boat for Hurricane Matthew (we are at the blue dot and this is a possible projection) and all the unexpected, we rest in the One who is with us on our boat…“Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?” Luke 8:25  We…

Summer Zips By

Isn’t summer fun?!?  Our summer was full of activities on and off the boat. Off the boat, our summer started with serving and participating in VBS (Vacation Bible School).  Surf Shack…Catching the Wave of God’s amazing love!! Katherine and Richard were helpers, Jon was a participant, and I was a teacher who taught and helped…

Just a Tad…pole?

Only for a short time do baby frogs resemble fish…born from eggs, live underwater, (big ones we just released…the little just hatched in the pond) eat and grow, and change…transform…become something new. Ours on the boat did this. Tiny back legs first, a little bit bigger, Then front legs, and then the leap of faith…even…

One More Down Under

Last month, we went to visit Emily, our sweet daughter and personal “dive instructor” in the Keys, for lots of hugs and to finish Jon’s SCUBA certification, only available to those 10 years old and up.  He qualified there, had finished his 15 hour online PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) course, and was ready…

“Happy” to Help

When I was growing up, I had 2 wonderful grandmothers, Nana and Happy! Happy, Virginia Guy, was given the nickname “Happy Guy” growing up and when my older cousin couldn’t say “grandmother,” she asked if she could say Happy, and she could.  Her name fit her beautiful smile and wonderful personality.  My mom  inherited the name Happy and…