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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