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Reflection: A Quantitative Summary :)

Now that Journey is safely tied up in her new slip, we figured it was an appropriate time to take a look back at the last 8 months and quantitatively summarize our trip from the Chesapeake Bay to Conception Island, Bahamas and back.  Here are the numbers in no particular order:

Cruise length:  249 days

Lowest latitude:  Thompson Bay, Long Island, Bahamas: 23° 20″ 11′

Cruise distance:  3,220 nautical miles – 2,120 inland & 1,100 off-shore (including Great Bahama Bank)

The starting and turnaround point of the trip

The starting and turnaround point of the trip

Number of stops:  107 – most were different but there were some repeats

Travel time:  680 hours – 524 engine hours motoring/ motor-sailing & 156 sail only (mostly Bahamas).  We only put 72 hours on the engine in the 3-1/2 months and 880 miles we traveled through the Bahamas

Journey underway to Conception Island, Bahamas.

Journey underway to Conception Island, Bahamas, April 2014.

Nights spent at anchor:  151 nights (61%) – dropped the hook 79 times!

Nights spent at free docks:  9 nights (4%) – Thanks North Carolina!

Journey at The Provision Company free dock, Southport, North Carolina, November 2013.

Journey at The Provision Company free dock, Southport, North Carolina, November 2013.

Nights spent at moorings:  52 nights (21%) – 32 of these were in Vero Beach getting ready for the Bahamas

Nights spent at marinas:  36 nights (14%) – 24 of these were on the way down mostly for showers (it was COLD!), provisioning, & we got stuck there because of weather

Leo enjoying his dock time in Bimini, Bahamas, January, 2014.

Leo enjoying his dock time in Bimini, Bahamas, January, 2014.

Fuel consumption:  245 gallons of diesel, thankfully mostly at US prices!

Maintenance:  5 oil & filter changes, 2 zinc anode replacements, 3 bottom/ propeller cleanings (1 by a diver), 1 raw water pump replacement

Cat overboard mishaps:  1 – what a day that was!

Number of times aground:  ZERO!  We had one little bump in North Lake Worth while looking for a spot to anchor but it was so minor it didn’t even slow us down.

Most consecutive nights at anchor in same spot: Monument Beach, George Town and Ocracoke tied at 14 days

Longest passage:  Port Canaveral, FL to Fernandina Beach, FL – 170 nautical miles, 30.4 hours

Leo, nice and comfortable on our overnight to Fernandina Beach, Florida, June 2014.

Leo, nice and comfortable on our overnight to Fernandina Beach, Florida, June 2014.

Number of hurricanes avoided:  1 – Category 2 Hurricane Arthur July 3-4, 2014

This was about 6 am during the worst of the storm as we saw it.  Not too bad.

Hurricane Arthur – Dismal Swamp, NC.

Any other numbers interest you?  Let us know and we’ll try to calculate them for ya (please don’t ask us about # of bottles of rum consumed, our calculator cannot count that high!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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