May by the numbers.




We had a first in May – zero spending in restaurants/entertainment.  “Entertainment” consists of one-off expenditures like movie tickets, museum or festival admissions, etc.  Not something like Netflix which is a subscription.  In April we went to get takeout at a local place in Vero that we had been wanting to try, but absolutely no one preparing the food or working the register was wearing a mask so I got spooked.

Jeff tried to convince me otherwise, but evidence of his lack of success is seen by the zero spending in May.  Now that we’re on the road again, we’re really looking forward to getting take out at some of our favorite stops in Beaufort, SC and Belhaven.  I hope they’re taking a few more precautions than the place in Vero was.

As far as traveling goes, in May we ripped off the very-sticky velcro and went from Vero to Beaufort, SC.

Here we go:

Days under way: 9

Nautical miles covered: 349.91

Nights on a mooring: 19

Nights at anchor: 12


Groceries/Non-food Groceries/Alcohol: $631.67

Gasoline/Diesel: $70.97

Medical: $14.34

Cell data, iCloud storage, and Garmin inReach subscription: $112.34

Marina: $416.63 (July and August paid in advance)

Laundry: $7.00

Restaurants/Entertainment: $0 (this is a first, and only because of Covid)

Annual life insurance payment: $767.50

Miscellaneous boat stuff:  $71.39 (diesel oil, bottom cleaner)

Subscriptions and Random: $123.66 (Netflix, Prime, New York Times, tips, etc.)

Total: $2,215.50

2020 Monthly average: $3,150.12

2019 monthly average: $3,457.97

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

Monthly average since starting to cruise: $3,576.67

2 thoughts on “May by the numbers.

    1. You’re very welcome, Neil! When we were getting ready to go I found myself wishing there was more information like this available. I’m glad it’s helpful. Good luck with your plans! Kimberly

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