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 - Family & Friends
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Debbie and Dave Levine visit on Tuesday, January 12th the evening before our departure to Lake Worth Inlet.
Debbie and Linda catch up and enjoy the company of good friends.
Thanksgiving Day at Andy and Caroline May
Cooper May, a Boykin Spaniel and future Turkey Hunter!
Family heirloom!
At the May
Rich Mortimer and Amy Singstock, friends from Milwaukee (and fellow sailor - Rich) enjoying a visit aboard Troubadour, Nov. 13, 2009.
Linda and Amy Singstock, Nov. 13, 2009.
Lounging at "Satori" on Labor Day weekend. "Satori" is the name Lindy has given to her home.
Yoga at Lindy
Hanging at the pool with Lindy.
Visit with family after a day sail: niece Jaci, Chris, sister-in-law Cindy, brother Pat, sister Mary, nephew Cody.
Visit with family while they vacationed in Orlando. Sister-in-law, Cindy, brother, Pat, me, and nephew, Cody, at Maragaritaville, Orlando.
Linda, always willing to try anything once, takes a shot at a clay pigeon.
Shooting clay pigeons seems to come naturally to Chris, he did great!
Chris and brother, Andy, preparing the clay pigeon thrower. This one has been in the family a long time.
Lindy and Linda, enjoying a Sundowner aboard Troubadour!
Mom and Linda. I was so thrilled she came to visit and see the boat.
From left to right: Mom, Uncle Carl, Chris, Linda, Mary, Louan. We are having lunch at the Inlet Harbor Restaurant. It was a very windy day!
Chris, Mary and Louan, relaxing in the cockpit of Troubadour.
Linda and Angie, BFF (That
Larry and Angie Vail, friends from home. They are the first visitors that weren
Angie and I have been friends since we were four years old. It was very special that she and husband, Larry, visited us.
At the helm with Aunts Jeanne and Barb (Dad
Aunt Jeanne and Barb getting out of the sun, and under the bimini.
Kermit, Jeanne and Barbara in the salon, catching up with our plans.
John, Andy and Chris May. This was taken when John and Andy came to visit us on the boat!
Jane working on the rub rail on her power boat, "Everyday
Linda in the lighthouse stairwell...don
The "birthday twins". Lindy and Linda share the same birthday, Feb. 4th, 12 years apart!
Me with Gorma the marina cat. She is so sweet.
Lindy on the steps to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse during her visit.
Linday on our walk on the nature path at  Ponce Inlet.
Chris and his sister Lindy.
Pat and Carl Moore (Linda
Chris and Uncle Carl talking about the propeller.
 
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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