Month: June 2016

Carbo-Loading in St. Martin

Following the nastiest passage yet, we dropped anchor in Marigot Bay, all salty, stinky and wilted. Thankfully, St. Martin gets us. They’ve done away with the tedious formality of clearing in with uniformed Customs officials and allow sailors to check in on a self-serve computer terminal at the Island Water World marine store instead. Once we got the hang of using a French keyboard (typing “Q” each time we meant to type “S”), we completed our forms, paid three dollars to a friendly sales associate, and were on our way. Having achieved our big accomplishment of the day, we found a dockside...

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Cruising Costs – May 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 May. Summary of expenses for May 2016, USVU, BVI, St....

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