It’s that time once more!
We’re tucked (tightly!) into the anchorage in Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Florida now. The weather here in the Keys is sublime; upper 60’s at night, upper 70’s to low 80’s in the day and horrifyingly sunny, with more boats and cool folks than you can wrap your head around. With that in mind, we’re staying put for a few weeks, it looks like. We may even get a mooring in another week or so – there’s a waiting list 41 boats long!
Now that January is 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 January, 2017 or – where so noted – since we left Rockland In August. Enjoy!
1 – Number of refrigeration system “failures” – corrected by a good cleaning of the condenser coil!
*5 – New species of wildlife we’ve seen this month
4 – the number of locks Sionna rode (14’ up, 13.5’ down) while crossing the Okeechobee Waterway from Stuart to Fort Myers Florida.
2 – sets of cheap new snorkel gear purchased. We’re in the Keys, Mon!
8- Nights in port in January
23 – Nights at anchor (free!) in January
166 – Days since leaving Rockland
89- Days underway since leaving Rockland
10- Days underway in January
24 nm (nautical miles) (27.6 statute) – Average miles covered per day underway
1303 nm (1498 sm) – Miles from Rockland in a straight line.
156 nm (179 sm)- Miles covered in a straight line in January
2134 nm (2454 sm) Miles actually sailed/motored from Rockland
**184nm (211 sm) – Miles actually sailed in January
13.5 gal. – Diesel fuel purchased in January
141 gal – Diesel fuel purchased since leaving Rockland
***13.6 nmpg (15.6 smpg) – Sionna’s average fuel consumption in January
15.1 nmpg (17.4 smpg) – Sionna’s average fuel consumption since leaving Rockland
$19.12 – Coffee/pastries purchased (which comes with Wifi!)
$225.29 – Dining out. Sometimes… you need to.
$15.91 – Propane for cooking since leaving Rockland
$0.00 – charcoal for heating the cabin (It’s been warm!!)
$91.77 – Boat parts purchased in January
$16.01 – boat maintenance supplies
$153.38 – Mooring/slip/dinghy dockage fees for January
$325.77 – Diesel purchased since leaving Rockland
282 amp/hours – amount of solar electricity produced in January
*Tarpon, Rosette Spoonbill, Sea Turtle, Frigate Bird, White Ibis, Catfish(caught & released!)
** This is about ½ the mileage we clocked in December. We’ve arrived!
*** Down slightly – less help from the wind.
**** Includes food, toiletries, paper products, booze, etc.
Want to know what it would cost YOU to live this glamourous lifestyle?
The answer is – “It depends”!