July saw us wrapping up our 2019-2020 cruising season with a short few weeks of travel from the Dismal Swamp Canal, VA to Cambridge, MD. We’ll be staying in Cambridge for two months taking care of some boat projects and making a few trips to Connecticut for medical appointments.
Financially it was also a quiet month which is good given that I’m still trying to psychologically recover from the watermaker purchase!
Here we go:
Days under way: 7
Nautical miles covered: 170.35
Nights on a dock: 18 (1 on the Dismal Swamp – free; 17 in Cambridge)
Nights at anchor: 13
Number of states: 2 (Virginia, Maryland)
Groceries/Non-food Groceries/Alcohol: $537.28
Cell data, iCloud storage, and Garmin inReach subscription: $112.34
Quarterly Life insurance payment: $220.75
Restaurants/Entertainment: $0.00 (Covid-19 is really putting a crimp in our style)
Maintenance: $21.51 (painters tape, tack rags, tins for varnish)
Subscriptions and Random Items: $384.58 (Netflix, Amazon Prime, New York Times, annual WordPress payment, marina tips, donations, pillows, flyswatters, dinghy parking, box fans, cargo net, spatula, DVD, water bottles, Bees Wrap, etc.).
2020 Monthly average: $2,785.57
2019 monthly average: $3,457.97
2018 monthly average (September – December): $4,465.95
Monthly average since starting to cruise: $3,428.63
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We have a Bristol 29.9 there at the Cambridge Marina slip F3. We got her about a year ago and still doing lots of work. Would love to meet you all while you are in Cambridge and hear your adventures. E-mail me at and we could arrange a time to meet.
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Hi Terry – we’ve seen your boat (we’re on E21) and would love to get together. I’ll send you an e-mail tonight. Kimberly