October by the numbers.


Not our best month as far as expenses are concerned, but not too bad either.

It was a pretty high month for the restaurant/entertainment category, but we had a lot of fun socializing with other boaters in October, and we also stopped in Belhaven where we tend to eat out several times at our favorite places.  The other two outliers were in the “boat stuff” category where we primarily stocked up on spare engine parts and bought hardware and lines for our drifter, and the purchase of my long-awaited inflatable stand up paddle board at the boat show.

We spent most of October in Annapolis, MD before starting to head south in earnest, landing in Beaufort, NC by the end of the month.

Here we go:

Days under way: 11

Nautical miles covered:  339.78

Number of States: 2 (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina)

Nights at anchor: 11

Nights on a dock: 20 (including 5 free)



Groceries/Non-food Groceries/Alcohol: $530.53

Diesel/Gasoline: $90.21

Propane: $7.59

Medical: $60.43

Cell data, iCloud storage, and Garmin inReach subscription: $87.74

Amazon Prime: $12.99

Restaurants/Entertainment: $514.66

Uber: $23.76

New York Times subscription: $20.20

Marinas: $113.40

Boat stuff: $743.28 (spare engine parts, paper charts, chain hook, antifreeze, engine oil, halyard/sheets/hardware for drifter, boat hook, boat cleaner, ditty bag, electrical wire for autopilot)

Clothing: $59.36

Life Insurance: $220.75

Subscriptions: $118.53

Random: $708.16 (inflatable standup paddle board, foot warmers, waterproof spray, pocket hose, two wrenches, two boat pillows, dry bag backpacks, marina tips)

Total: $3,311.59

2019 monthly average to date: $3,376.65

2018 monthly average (September – December): $4,465.95.

Monthly average since starting to cruise: $3,687.88

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