Below are the numbers for February, including what we spent. We crossed to the Bahamas on February 3rd and have been there ever since.
Now that’s more like it! Nothing like spending most of the month in uninhabited places to keep the cash outflow down! March should be even better because we won’t have the extra grocery provisioning that we did before leaving Florida, and we also won’t have the check-in fee. Here we go:
Days under way: 14
Nautical miles covered: 282.43
Number of states: 1 (Florida)
Number of countries: 1 (Bahamas)
Nights at anchor: 28 – our first month where we anchored every night.
Groceries/Non-food Groceries: $327.85
Diesel/Gasoline: $120 (we topped off in Lake Worth and also paid $5/gallon in Hope Town for 15 gallons)
Cell phone and internet (2 phones, iCloud storage, Garmin inReach subscription, $10 in Skype credit, and myislandwifi because the T-Mobile service is so slow in the Bahamas): $247.63. This will go down next month because we had to pay $50 for the myislandwifi router.
Water: $14.10 (approximately .35/gallon in Hope Town for R/O water)
New York Times subscription: $20.20
DAN Boater Evacuation Insurance: $50
Check-in fee at the Bahamas: $160 (it’s actually $150 but I didn’t have the exact amount and the customs/immigration officer didn’t have change).
Random: $128.54. This includes a haircut for Jeff, DVD’s, a book on the Abacos, and a swim noodle to replace the one that was lost.
September, 2018 through February, 2019 monthly average: $4,594.78