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07 July 2017

June In Numbers

Clockwise from upper left: (1) dinghy racing in Black Point, Exumas; (2) adorable piggy at Big Major's Spot, Exumas; (3) Tickety Boo anchored in the Exumas; (4) inventorying our remaining provisions; (5) shark swimming around our boat; and (6) pile of harnesses and tethers from a passage.

It's time for our monthly recap by the numbers. We spent all of June in the Bahamas, mostly in the Exuma Islands. We started making our way back to the States at the end of the month, stopping at Cat Island, Little San Salvador and Eleuthera. During July, we plan to continue on to northern Eleuthera and then to the Abacos before crossing back to Florida and getting ourselves tucked away back in Indiantown for the height of hurricane season while we work on boat projects.

Here's some tidbits about how the month went by the numbers:

  • 24 - Number of cans of tomatoes we have on board. Since we were planning on starting to make our way back to the States, I did an inventory of what provisions we had left. Certainly no shortage of tomatoes, beans or pasta.
  • 15 - Number of anchorages we dropped the hook at. In the Exumas, we anchored at Shroud Cay, Hawksbill Cay, Bell Cay (west and east sides), Pasture Cay, Warderick Wells, Big Majors, Black Point, Little Farmer's Cay, Hamburger Beach and Monument Beach; at Cat Island, we anchored at New Bight and Fernandez Bay; we anchored for a night at Little San Salvador Island (Half Moon Cay); and at Eleuthera, we anchored at Rock Sound. 
  • 314 - Number of nautical miles we sailed.
  • $13.50 - How much we spent eating out at the Miss Ida's laundromat in Black Point. Yes, the laundromat. You can order conch fitters and hot patties (kind of like a curry pasty) while you're doing your wash. We enjoyed it so much the first time, we went back the next day and had some more.
  • 3 - How many bags of stinky trash we got rid of, some of which we had been carrying around in our v-berth for far too long.
  • 45 - How many gallons of water we got in Black Point and Georgetown. It's been so hot that we've been drinking a lot more water than usual. A watermaker is definitely on the wish list.
  • $1.65 (excl VAT) - How much cream crackers cost in Georgetown. We've had a serious cracker shortage on board and it was nice to restock at a reasonable price.
  • $2.09 (excl VAT) - How much a dozen eggs cost in Georgetown. Great price so we bought three dozen. Eggs were plentiful, but sadly, there was no fresh milk to be found.
  • 2 - The number of cruiser get-togethers we went to. One at the Pirate's Beach at Big Majors and one at Hamburger Beach at Georgetown. Always fun to meet people out there living the dream on their boats, especially cruising families. What an adventure for the kids, being boat-schooled and exploring the world. It's off-season right now in the Bahamas, so there aren't as many cruiser social events this time of year.
  • 60 - Number of days we got an extension for to stay in the Bahamas. Although we don't plan on staying that long here, it's better to have more days than too few in case weather delays our return to the States.

In case you missed them, here are some of our favorite posts from last month:

Simon the Time Traveling Cat Plays Monopoly
Sailing in the Dark | Bright Lights & Stormy Weather
Morning Coffee | Random Thoughts & Oddities

How did last month go for you? What are you looking forward to this month?

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20 comments:

  1. Eating while doing laundry....can't beat that! Sounds like you squeezed a lot of great Exuma stops in! Have you ever tried Nido powdered milk? It really tastes good and we don't bother with fresh milk anymore.

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    1. We use Carnation powdered milk and we took 12 boxes of Parmalat with us. The Carnation tastes fine, but maybe I'll have to do a comparison with Nido.

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  2. So that's why I hate doing laundry so much -- there's no food involved. I should have known!

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

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    1. That's the trick - snacks while you're sorting your laundry :-)

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  3. You mean you need to eat while doing laundry? I never heard of a laundry place with food before. Got to try that.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

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    1. It was a brilliant idea. Now only if they served cocktails, imagine how much fun laundry would be then.

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  4. I drink a lot of water and probably would've run out!

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    1. We've been drinking a lot too. It's always a worry that we'll run out.

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  5. I love hearing about your adventures! The get-togethers sound like fun and I would like to hear more about boat-schooling - there's a story I have in the back of my mind that involves a character who is boat-schooled.
    Simon gave some great advice on IWSG day - I'm just catching up.
    Happy July!

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    1. There are a number of cruising families out there who boatschool their kids. Here's an article to check out - http://www.cruisingworld.com/boatschool-is-in-session

      Plus check out Sailing Totem's site - http://www.sailingtotem.com/homeschooling

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  6. I see that you photographed that shark from far above the water. Good call! You know, we carry about 300 gallons of water. I'd still like a water maker. There's something about running out of water that gives me anxiety.

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    1. We went on a 60-mile passage yesterday with a bit of a drinking water shortage. I think it might have freaked you out a little bit :-)

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  7. I remember hearing about that laundry place with food from friends. Sounds convenient and delicious! I love the photo of Tickety Boo anchored out. Makes me miss the boat life. Not the carrying around garbage part for ages, though. Luckily, we had an anchor locker to store that in! I do think we would not be in the Bahamas anymore this time of the year. I assume you have a plan if a freak early hurricane arrives?

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    1. We're keeping a close eye on storm activity and think about where we would go or how we could bug back to the States in the event something hits the Bahamas.

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  8. A busy month, you certainly got around. Food at the laundromat is a great idea!

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    1. It's probably the best laundromat I've ever been to :-)

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  9. Last month was an exciting, but tumultuous, one for me. I hope to get back on track with the writing, editing, and marketing in July. But at least I've gone back to the dojo!

    I love these posts. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your life.

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    1. I think I saw one of your dojo pics on FB - very impressive!

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