We just finished up our ninth month of cruising full-time on our Bristol 29.9.
This month we left the Bahamas
and made a beeline north, landing in Cape May, NJ on the last day of the month. We are heading up to Connecticut where we will haul out
and do a bit of traveling to visit friends and family
before coming back to take care of some boat
chores and splash again.
Our expenses spiked primarily because we purchased airline and train tickets for our anticipated travels. We spent quite a bit in marinas
, although two days were unplanned due to our getting dirty fuel
before leaving the Abacos, resulting in a tow to Beach Marine
Beach. Our fuel costs were also high because we had to replace the dirty crappy fuel when we arrived in the states.
Below is 100% of what we spent in May. I don't leave anything out in these monthly reports because I don't believe "not counting" is particularly helpful for those still planning and dreaming.
Groceries/Non-food Groceries: $464.66
Propane/Denatured Alcohol: $16.45
(2 phones, iCloud storage
inReach subscription, and myislandwifi because the T-Mobile service
is so slow in the Bahamas): $124.12
Mail: $100 (deposit for future costs to forward packages/mail)
Amazon Prime: $1.99
Times subscription: $20.20
: $767.50 (annual premium)
Plane, train, and bus tickets: $1,084.29
Random: $167.50. (disposable gloves, box of rags, screen
material for port in head
, DVD's, dock
tips, flyswatter, spatula, ATM withdrawal fee, shower
sprayer, funnel, small strainer)
September, 2018 through May 2019 monthly average: $3,807.85.
I hope this is helpful.