I’m a captain, paddleboard coach, tour guide, and blogger who enjoys the outdoors, especially anything on and in the water. I’ve been living aboard the Grouchy Turtle full-time since shortly after buying her, and I even did my first winter aboard up in New Jersey, where I froze my butt off on the Hudson. After that I decided it was finally time to escape New Jersey for warmer southern climates.
Now I’m living the dream in the Florida Keys, and making all of my friends, relatives, and old cubicle buddies jealous. My real dream is to be out cruising…or just spending extended periods as an expat in various locations throughout paradise, while cruising part time. But for now, the Florida Keys will do!
I’m a professional beggar, player, cuddler, and lap dog. I love being out on the water, paddleboarding, kayaking, playing with dolphins, and just jumping off of of the SUP to go swimming.
I escaped from my former land lubber family, and was found wandering the streets of downtown West Palm. After that I spent some time at a local animal rescue, before moving aboard the Turtle. When we aren’t out on adventures, I enjoy running around the boat, jumping through the small window in the saloon, chasing after iguanas, and playing with my bear.
Sparky The Boat Dog
USCG 12 Pound Iguana Chaser