Mid-Life Cruising!
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Slidell, LA
About Me:
Middle-aged couple making learning to sail and making the transition to full-time cruisers in the Caribbean! Blogging our transition at
Current location:
Slidell, LA
Destinations visited:
Recently bought our sailboat and will be hitting places in Louisiana and MIssissippi in 2011
Looking to:
Sell the house and everything with it and become full-time cruisers by the end of 2012!

We have three sites based on sailing, the tropics, and fun!

Our web sites:

Mid-Life Cruising!  about making the transition to liveaboards and cruisers

Pickled Pirate!   Caribbean "wet spots"/bars and other fun tropical info

Pampered Pirate!  Caribbean spas/retreats and mind,body and spirit in the tropics

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Sailor Jerry!

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 11:59am 1 Comment

Since I've become a sailboat owner and lover, I've begun to notice things that I didn't before.  I've started to notice anything that has a theme of boating or tropical living.  Therefore, about a year ago when I walked into the local liquor store to buy a bottle of wine, a particular…

Sailing Can Improve Your Health (full article)

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments

The health benefits of sailing vary for each person, but did you know that sailing can improve your health? Sailing can be a great cardio workout, sometimes even more than other activities such as softball and tennis. According to, a 130 lb. woman can burn approximately 370 calories while sailing for two hours, and a 160 lb. man can burn 450 calories.

Sailing can also increase muscle strength and muscle endurance, which can help your body burn more calories, even at rest.… Continue

Sailing Can Improve Your Health!

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 10:46am 2 Comments

Hi All!


Here's a little article I wrote about the health benefits of sailing.  Pretty interesting!


Sailing Can Improve Your Health!

Hangover Cures!

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

Living near the party capital of New Orleans, I thought I'd write a little article about hangover cures.  Check it out at the Pickled Pirate!

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At 9:42pm on January 30, 2011, Larry Wilson said…

Welcome to the group. Great website. 


At 9:12pm on January 06, 2011, CaptnRon gave Mid-Life Cruising! a gift
Welcome Aboard......
At 5:52pm on January 6, 2011, Claude said…
In Mandeville this afternoon ! Enjoying the day. We went walking in Big Branch at Bayou Lacombe.. great place.. Staying here tonight then back to Baton Rouge for the weekend.. Got to watch them Tigers tomorrow evening!
At 12:28pm on January 6, 2011, Kurt & Lori said…
Hi Cheryl, Cypremort Point is on the Gulf Coast between Lafayatte and Morgan City, We recently upgraded from a 82 Oday30 to a 2000 Beneteau 321 bought it in Mandiville and motored it down the ICWW, what a trip, 3 locks and 16 bridges lifted! Have not decided where we want to go this summer besides a dive trip to the flower gardens.
At 12:00pm on January 5, 2011, Kurt & Lori said…
hi nice to meet yall me and my wife have a beneteau 321 at Cypremort Point and have done some Gulf Sailing, Looking for other sailors to go to destinations together.
At 11:20am on January 5, 2011, Claude said…
Welcome Aboard !
At 9:35am on January 5, 2011, Capt Chuck Creel said…

Welcome aboard,

GReat looking spinnaker shot.. look forward to meeting you on the water.



At 10:56pm on January 4, 2011, zeehag said…
lol yer looking reallyyyyy goood!!!  welcome to  seaknots!!!

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