Troubadour

Living the Dream

Who: Captain Chris May & Admiral Linda Moore
Port: Key Largo, Florida (But we're from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. " --Mark Twain
20 December 2011 | US Virgin Islands
03 October 2011 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
21 August 2011 | Ceiba, Puerto Rico
17 August 2011 | Roosevelt Roads Marina, Puerto Rico
24 June 2011 | Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico
13 June 2011 | Ponce, Puerto Rico
05 June 2011 | Boca Chica, DR
26 May 2011 | Ile a Vache, Haiti
21 May 2011 | Manzanillo Bay
14 May 2011 | Ocean World Marina
19 April 2011 | Sapodilla Bay, Provo, Turks & Caicos
13 April 2011 | Sapodilla Bay, Provo, Turks & Caicos
05 April 2011 | Sapodilla Bay, Provo, Turks & Caicos
30 March 2011 | Clarence Town, Long Island, Bahamas
28 March 2011 | Clarence Town, Long Island
21 March 2011 | Georgetown, Great Exuma
15 March 2011 | Georgetown, Great Exuma
13 February 2011 | Georgetown, Great Exuma
29 January 2011 | Georgetown, Great Exuma

Now that you are here, stick around

20 December 2011 | US Virgin Islands
Admiral Linda / Sunny, lovely
Hey! Don't leave so fast! Although we've taken a flight in cyberspace to a new blog website, we'd love for you to stay and read about our first two years of living aboard. You'll find helpful and informative writing about life on the hard and the year-long refit of our Beneteau Idylle 15.5. You can also enjoy amazing pictures in our Photo Gallery and read stories about our journey as we cruised through the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic (the north, then south coast through the Windward Passage, including a stop at Port Morgan in Ile a Vache, Haiti) and Puerto Rico. And if you are staying for a little while, take a few moments to let us know what you think by leaving a comment. Enjoy!

When you're ready, take off on your cyber flight to our new blog at SailingTroubadour

Just a reminder - we've moved

03 October 2011 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
Admiral Linda
Ahoy! Troubadour Blog Followers!
This is a reminder that we have moved in Cyberspace to Google Blogger and you can find us at SailingTroubadour We hope you keep following us and write to us on our new blog!

After Tormenta Tropical Irene

25 August 2011
Linda
Reminder: Troubadour Sailblogs blog is moving in cyberspace to a new address. You will now find us at sailngtroubadour.blogspot.com on Blogger. Please update your browser to our new address. Facebook automatic feeds will continue. Our aim is to update the blog more often with more pictures in our story so you can live the dream with us!

Read about Troubadour's experience during Hurricane Irene at sailingtroubadour.blogspot.com

We are moving in Cyberspace

21 August 2011 | Ceiba, Puerto Rico
Effective now, our Troubadour Sailblogs Blog is moving in cyberspace to a new address. You will now find us at sailingtroubadour.blogspot.com on Blogger. Please update your browser to our new address. Facebook automatic feeds will continue. Our aim is to update the blog more often with more pictures in our story so you can live the dream with us!

We are looking forward to hearing from you about the new look and feel of our blog.

Journey or Destination, the choice is yours, come sail with us on Troubadour!
Vessel Name: Troubadour - Beneteau Idylle 15.50
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Idylle 15.50
Hailing Port: Key Largo, Florida (But we're from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Crew: Captain Chris May & Admiral Linda Moore
About: Chris and Linda chose early retirement from corporate "office space" and cubicle life at GE Healthcare in Waukesha, Wis., to pursue their dream of going "down island" to the Caribbean.
Extra:
Our backgrounds: ***Linda is an insured PADI Divemaster and Master Scuba Diver. She is also a member of DAN the Divers Alert Network. She is trained as a Red Cross Emergency Responder; has completed the STCW BST (Basic Safety Training), and holds a USCG MMD (Ordinary Seaman). She has been sailing [...]
Troubadour - Beneteau Idylle 15.50's Photos - Main
Places and faces along the way.
1 Photo | 7 Sub-Albums
Created 1 February 2011
Odyssey (definition): a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
2 Photos | 5 Sub-Albums
Created 9 January 2010
The final preparations before sailing offshore are captured in this album.
76 Photos
Created 21 August 2009
Pictures of our shake down sail to St. Augustine, August 13-17, 2009.
18 Photos
Created 21 August 2009
These are pictures of our "shake down" voyages on Troubadour to get her ready for sailing long term.
65 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 9 May 2009
This album begins April 2009. We are moving into another phase in the refit. This phase is primarily focused on the rigging and deck maintenance as we prepare to go offshore.
121 Photos
Created 19 April 2009
This album is for all the side trips we take to enjoy lifes bounty.
30 Photos
Created 18 April 2009
Chris's retirement ceremony.
7 Photos
Created 28 December 2008
The dream continues as we experience the adventures of living aboard during our refit.
79 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 21 December 2008
Troubadour gets wet!
10 Photos
Created 18 December 2008
This album is dedicated to our family and friends who have visited us during our journey.
36 Photos
Created 18 December 2008
This album is dedicated to our new friends.
4 Photos
Created 11 December 2008
Goodbye, Wisconsin. Pictures of our home while the Estate Sale was going on in the fall of 2008.
16 Photos
Created 6 December 2008
The beginning of our refit while Troubadour was in the boat yard.
34 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 10 November 2008

Living the Dream

Who: Captain Chris May & Admiral Linda Moore
Port: Key Largo, Florida (But we're from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. " --Mark Twain
"I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand; Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand. Life is good today, life is good today" -- "Toes" by the Zach Brown Band