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Cheryl

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2012-03-30

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Couple making the transition from the traditional expectations of society to the "out of the box" lifestyle of living and cruising on our sailboat, Nirvana! Follow our us on our journey at www.mid-lifecruising.com
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1. Mid-Life Cruising!

Couple making the transition from the expectations of society to the "out of the box" lifestyle of living and cruising on our sailboat, Nirvana!

Tags: Outdoors, Sailing, Recreation, Lifestyle, Frugal Living

2. Pickled Pirate!

Searching for the "wet spot"! Tiki bars, palms and pirates!

Tags: Travel, Sailing, Recreation, Pirates, Booze

3. Pampered Pirate!

Mind, body and spirit mixed with sun, sand and tropics!

Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Sailing, Women, Fitness

Latest Blog Posts

  • Christmas on the Bayou & New Year's in Austin!
    on Jan 5, 2017 in Beginning Destinations Holidays Texas
    Where has the time flown?!  Other than my Christmas wish list, I haven't posted since before Thanksgiving!  With the holidays & poor weather, the boat projects have taken a brief pause and we spent both Thanksgiving & Christmas day...
  • Christmas Gift Ideas!
    on Dec 8, 2016 in Beginning Gifts Holidays Products
    It's Christmas time again and if you're like me, you find all sorts of cool stuff for yourself but nothing for everyone else on your list!  Ken & I rarely shop for ourselves throughout the year, but in December we cave in .. there's so many...
  • A New Bulkhead!
    on Nov 23, 2016 in Beginning Catalina30 Projects
    After all the exterior projects on Nirvana, it was finally time for a project that Ken had been dreading ... replacing our rotten salon bulkhead.  Luckily, it wasn't as difficult as Ken had feared.  In the picture above, you can see how rot...
  • This Pirate Looks at 50!
    on Nov 18, 2016 in Beginning Life
    Back in August of 2013,  I was inspired to write my own list of goals after reading Jimmy Buffet's book, "A Pirate Looks At Fifty".  I can't believe that post was over 3 years ago .. and I can't believe I'm already turning fifty this weeken...
  • Working Hard, Playing A Little ..We've been back from Mexico almost two months now, and we've been busy on Nirvana!  If you've been following us here or on our Facebook page, you know that we've added our new Plasteak handrails & our new Ipe companionway trim, installed our...
  • Companionway TrimAfter replacing our rotten teak handrails with Plasteak, we needed to replace the rotten teak companionway trim and blocks.  We didn't want to go plastic for the trim, but we also didn't want to go with teak. Instead, we chose Ipe wood.  Li...
  • Plasteak HandrailsSince our original teak handrails had rotted, Ken & I decided to replace them with Plasteak handrails.  Plasteak is plastic, which means less maintenance.  We don't want to have to maintain wooden handrails (and all those loops) while c...
  • Isla Mujeres Tour, 2016!Last week, I added a video of our scooter rides through Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  In the future, I hope to video more often, and I wish I would have gotten a lot more videos during our time in Mexico. However, I don't know if I can get accustomed t...
  • A Slick Sliding Hatch!With plans of living on Nirvana, we needed to figure out a way to make our companionway hatch easier to move back and forth.  The hath was really tough for me to move, making a need for quick entry or exit difficult.The first thing we needed to...
  • Isla Mujeres by Scooter!With videos being the new rage, I thought I'd see what it's all about and put together a few clips from our scooter rides on Isla Mujeres.  It was a blast riding around the island and the views were gorgeous.  It's a simple & short vide...
  • Boat Ride n Snorkeling in Cancun!
    on Oct 18, 2016 in Beginning Cancun Destinations Mexico
    After a day of relaxing on the beach, Ken and I were ready for a little excitement the next morning.  We booked a "Jungle Tour" at Barracuda Marina that wasn't exactly anything to do with a jungle, but a power boat ride through the mangroves was...
  • Beaches of Cancun!
    on Oct 14, 2016 in Beginning Cancun Destinations Mexico
    After our time on Isla Mujeres, we needed a day of adjustment ... on the beach!  After lunch at the beach-front restaurant, Ken & I put on our swimsuits and claimed an umbrella & chairs.  Aaahh ... the beaches of Cancun are beautifu...
  • Isla Mujeres to CancunOn our last morning on Isla Mujeres, we headed back to the Bally Hoo for coffee.  It was a somber morning, as we enjoyed the sights and tried not to think about having to check out of our hotel.  The views that surrounded us were beautiful,...
  • Snorkeling on Isla Mujeres!We started our last full day on the island (already?!) with a short walk to the ferry area for a cup of coffee with great views at Bally Hoo ... We then rented another scooter for the day (about $20 .. what a deal!) and headed to the South shore...
  • Isla Mujeres Turtle Farm & Punta SurAfter squeezing in a quick scooter ride on our first day on Isla Mujeres, Ken & I were eager to rent a scooter for an entire day and explore the island a little more. We've really missed riding our own motorcycles, so the scooter was a blast!Afte...
  • Playa Norte Beach n Sunset!After the ferry ride and walk to our hotel, Ken and I were ready to cool off at Playa Norte beach.   The beach was a short walk from our hotel, and was supposed to be one of the best beaches in Mexico.  It didn't disappoint!  ...
  • Ferry Ride & Hotel in Isla Mujeres!When Ken & I took a day trip to Isla Mujeres about 16 years ago, we didn't know anything about this tiny island.  We were visiting Cancun, Mexico for the first time and stumbled across this place only because we had wanted a boat ride and bo...
  • Escape to Mexico!If you haven't been following our Facebook page, you may not know that since our last post we escaped to Mexico for 8 days!  We left on Friday morning, September 9th & returned Friday night, September 16th.  We've been back 5 days alrea...
  • Back Together ...
    on Aug 30, 2016 in Beginning Catalina30 Projects
    Just like Humpty Dumpty, we're slowly putting Nirvana back together again.  Wait, I think Humpty Dumpty couldn't be put back together again ... even with all the King's Men!  We're hoping Nirvana isn't as difficult as Humpty ... especially...
  • Perspective ...
    on Aug 17, 2016 in Attitude Beginning Life Louisiana
    As I watch the news and the Louisiana flooding just 30 miles away in the Denham Springs/Baton Rouge areas, the hardships that we've experienced with flooding are still fresh and my heart goes out to those affected.  If you haven't experienced su...
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