Month: May 2016

A Sailor’s Paradise in the British Virgin Islands – East End, Saba Rock, Bitter End Yacht Club

Picturing our arrival in the BVI, we saw visions of warm sunny sails, blue skies, and lots of swimming in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Instead, we were welcomed by four days of downpours, squalls, and chilly weather. I even put on pants! Clearing in with customs at West End, Tortola, we decided to pick up a mooring ball in the harbor and wait out the weather for a few days. It worked out great because we got to see our friends Jody and Peter (they’re based in West End on their Whitby 42, s/v Mary Christine) in the...

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Cruising Costs – April 2016

You’ve quit your jobs to sail around the Bahamas and Caribbean for a year or two? Cool. You must be millionaires! Not even close. In this new life of ours, we’re actually quite frugal. The more cash we can save, the longer we get to stay out and play. It’s a pretty good incentive, no? To give you an idea of how we spend our money, I’ll be sharing a monthly itemized review of our spending and my thoughts on our financial burn in general. Here’s what we spent in March. Summary of expenses for April 2016, Turks & Caicos,...

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