I’m late, but it’s time once again to look back at the prior month and ask – Again – “Where did it all go?”
We’re finally on a mooring in Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Florida. The weather continues to moderate as spring happens around us, and temperatures have responded dipping to around 70 at night, low-mid 80’s in the daytime. Our time in Marathon is winding down, and on March 24th our rental of the mooring will run out, pushing us back into cruising mode. I hope. We’ve been sitting still a long time, and poor Sionna’s bottom is becoming a vegetable garden!
So with February well behind us, we take a peek at the events (and expenses) that kept the crew and the boat happy during our month’s travels.
Here, presented in no particular order, are some numbers that I found interesting from the month of February, 2017 or – where so noted – since we left Rockland In August. Enjoy!
28 – Nights in port(anchor) in Febuary
194 – Days since leaving Rockland
89 – Days underway since leaving Rockland (no change from January)
0 – Days underway in February
24 nm (nautical miles) (27.6 statute) – Average miles covered per day underway
1303 nm (1498 sm) – Miles from Rockland in a straight line.
0 nm (0 sm)- Miles covered in a straight line in Febuary
2134 nm (2454 sm) Miles actually sailed/motored from Rockland
0 nm (0 sm) – Miles actually sailed in February
0 gal. – Diesel fuel purchased in February (we’ve yet to refill the tank we emptied in January)
141 gal – Diesel fuel purchased since leaving Rockland
*637 amp/hours – amount of solar electricity produced in February
**$366.98 – Provisions purchased
***$80 – Cash/Misc.
$33.00 – Laundry (the most expensive wash and dry we’ve seen yet.)
$0.00 – Coffee/pastries purchased (There are NO good coffee shops here!)
$94.67 – Dining out. Trying to cut expenses…
$15.21 – Propane for cooking purchased in February
$31.12 – Propane since leaving Rockland
$0.00 – charcoal for heating the cabin (It’s been warm!!)
$0.00 – Boat parts purchased in February
$20.00 – boat maintenance (Diver to inspect a thru-hull)
$424.19 – Mooring/dinghy dockage fees for February
$325.77 – Diesel purchased since leaving Rockland
* Nearly 2.5x our January production. Spring is coming!
**Includes food, toiletries, paper products, booze, etc.
***A very dangerous “dark money” category. Who knows where it went?