Friends are departing this month for the Marquesas. Lots of pot lucks, eating out, cocktails in the cockpit, lots of laughter... ching-ching! TOURISM is the cost of surfing - lessons and rentals. My trip solo to Guanajuato is under MISC at $217 USD. We purchased a heavy, never-been-used-before sea anchor for $700 USD (and yes, that's cheap!). Oh, and just a fraction of our marina bill has been charged so far. GAG! And what are the Christmas gifts to family doing on this month's credit card bill???? Well, there they are. Nope, it's not wrong.
Last year, the biggie expense was paying for more engine re-build; it's under 2010 MISC. And though our DINING OUT line is substantially less in 2010 than this year for the month of March, look at the GROCERIES and compare.
We need to get on the stick and get out of here and to a free anchorage before we have to send our kids into downtown with plastic cups rattling change and singing show tunes. Tim better get his fishing gear ready, too. Dining out on the hook with a hook is going to be the only fresh cuisine we're going to see for a while. I just have to keep telling myself that it is the ANNUAL cost that is most important... not so much the monthly cost. We really do need to get out of the marina... FAST!
MARCH CRUISING EXPENSES
|2009 -$1,316.82 |
|2010 - $5,407.98 USD||2011 - $3,144.92 USD|
|Boat Hardware 144.47||59.16||8.70|
|Dining Out/Tips 76.60||165.73||393.22|
|Extra Tips 3||11.29||15|
|Boat Fuel 44||82.61|