Hi, it’s Clark and Emily and we’re on sailing vessel Temptress. This is our June 2019 Adventure Log. ♫ Over the last 30 days, we’ve been traveling. We took the northern route back from
Georgetown, so we went to Cat Island, Eleuthera, and the Abacos. A lot happened during that trip but we’re not gonna go into a lot of detail here because we’re
doing a whole series on the actual travel. It kind of fits in better that way. We’re now in Port St. Lucie, FL, and, my god, is Florida hot and humid!
We’re trying to get used to this. We’re currently anchored in Port Saint Lucie. We have a deal with a local marina that
we can use their dinghy dock and their showers and their restrooms and
get some AC every once in a while so there’s a pretty good deal, for this month anyway.
We’re still looking for another place to go next month. Please subscribe so that you get updates about the travel we did this month and also stay tuned and make sure you subscribe because we have trips coming up to New
York and Michigan and Wisconsin to visit our families and then of course in September we’re going to Africa
so that’s gonna be really exciting . So stay tuned. This Adventure Log will probably be a little bit shorter because we’re not
gonna go through all the detail of everything that happened this month.
There was just too much stuff! As I’ve said, we’ve been traveling so we don’t spend as much money when we’re traveling. There’s just not the opportunities,
well, until we got here because Florida’s expensive. What did we spend this month, Emily? Our total spending was $560 for the trip this month. That included about $400 for food. We had wine and alcohol that I think
we restocked before we left. We spent about $50 at restaurants, got a
couple souvenirs had some trash disposal fees, But but total was $560, so not too bad. When we got back to Florida we took a trip to the grocery store and got a few other things. That brought us up to $743 for the month . But we wanted to separate it out so you see the cruising life really wasn’t too expensive this month, and then when we got back
we restocked to for things for July. And we got ice cream!
Yes, we got ice cream. I think we probably spent $30 on ice cream. We have a freezer that isn’t cold enough for ice cream so when we get to civilization sometimes we splurge. We’ve been like years without ice cream.
Also we don’t eat that much, it’s just splurging now. Also I’ve started some big spending
but that’ll be in another video. That’s all the projects we’re doing on the boat. I keep a log every month
of our ongoing living expenses . We’re also gonna keep track of all our
big expenses while we’re refitting and restocking the boat for the next trip, so
at the end of this year you’ll have a full year of what it cost us to live this life and prep for a big trip and all that sort of stuff. In terms of projects and activities… There were some big projects.
Lots of varnishing. Emily varnished the whole boat again.
It looks absolutely perfect now, at least varnish-wise. We had a windlass break
when we were in the Abacos, I think. Yeah, and a washdown pump, both when we really needed them but I had spare parts on board so it didn’t take very long at all to fix them.
We had to clean the bottom again a few times. So we’ve been busy with projects
and so many activities. Again, stay tuned because we’re gonna go into way more detail on all those things. In terms of the best and worst for this month? One of the worst is the Florida weather.
Every summer you have to get used to this. It’s just hot and sticky, and the Bahamas are so much cooler, so much more pleasant. You just come across that Gulf Stream
and the world changes. Florida’s a swamp.
Yeah, it’s very hot here. We also had a lot of dragging
in the last leg of our trip in the Abacos. Our anchor dragged lot. We had a lot of squally weather
especially in Manjack Cay, so that was a little bit frustrating.
I’ve had that anchor for a long time and I had good confidence in and it worked well.
I’m replacing it for the next trip. And I think it knows. I think it’s decided that it was putting an extra effort, and now it’s slacking off. So we’ll have a new anchor before we go off–
something modern. What about the best part? Well, seeing the northern Bahamas was pretty cool. I’ve never gone up there. It’s very different.
It’s a little more…touristy? It was nice to see a lot of new places
that we hadn’t seen before. We’ve done the Exumas and some other places, but this was our first time through the Abacos.
We didn’t do everything. We certainly skipped over some stuff,
but I think when we might go through the Abacos on the way back down to Georgetown next year. We had some time limitations.
We had an issue with immigration, so we only had two weeks to get out. We rushed.
And then we went to another immigration officer, and they said, “you got another two weeks.”
So we took our time, but at the end. There are places we want to see and things we want to do a little differently on the way back down. Intentional living is something that
we want to talk about every month. Intentional living is kind of the reason
that we’re out here doing this. It’s knowing and understanding and being connected to all the things that we’re doing
and the choices that we’re making. I think now that we’re in the States again,
it is a little bit different. It’s so easy to have lifestyle inflation. We’re buying a lot of stuff. We’ll be spending quite a bit of money on the boat
because it’s gonna be the next five years of our life. We’re buying things to make our life better.
So we really thought these through, and made a huge list, and we’re gonna buy those things. But it’s just so easy to, say, I don’t know.
I can’t think of an example. I’m trying not to be able to figure out
examples of money to waste. You know, get used to being in the AC inside,
and just…life can get a lot more comfortable, but in a way that detracts from us getting the
work done that we need to get done before we go out. So we’re trying trying to keep that cruising mentality
and the money-saving mentality, even though we’re here in the states
where we have all these things accessible. One of the problems I’m having is the only place where we can get cool at, like, 3:00pm when it’s really hot is this lounge at the marina, and there’s always a TV running. And it’s always running absolutely inane crap. And you just can’t help it, you look at the TV.
I don’t want to get addicted to TV again. So I guess the only thing left is to say thank you. We’d like to thank AventureMan Dan.
We met him in Georgetown and we’ve kind of been buddy boating a bit. We keep running into each other anyway, and we’ve decided to come to the same bay. So he’s anchored right over there. We’re gonna be helping each other with a refit this summer. And we want to thank John D, one of our patrons.
He turned us on to this place and it’s a pretty good deal. it was a great to have a place we knew we could land,
and we didn’t have to go searching around while we were tired from the crossing. thank you also to Andrew and Linda and Trekker and Jay who are coming this weekend to pick us up and bring us back to our house so we can get our cars registered and get back on the road and start running errands and getting things done. And thank you to all of our patrons and everybody who’s been watching and commenting on our videos. This month, as you probably know from last month, we put all your names on a coconut
and as we were crossing the Gulf Stream, about halfway we threw that coconut overboard
and it’s off to become a coconut tree. I expect it’s gonna find the perfect beach.
So it will grow into better things, as we hope our YouTube channel also will.
Yep, since Saturday it’s been traveling 3 knots due north. Stay tuned. Subscribe so that you are up-to-date with our adventure series that we’re launching on August 1st, and for all these travels and all the
great travels coming up. We appreciate you and we’ll talk to you again soon. Bye!