Wednesday, May 22, 2013

We began The Great Loop in Snug Harbor, Atlantic City, NJ on May 23, 2012 and we arrived at our home in Cape Coral, Florida on November 11, 2012 where we spent the winter.
On April 15, 2013 we left Cape Coral to complete the Florida to New Jersey final leg of The Great Loop.  We arrived back at Snug Harbor, Atlantic City on May 21, 2013.  
We traveled 5,868 statute miles for a total of 900 engine hours.  We used 1,771 gallons of diesel fuel at an average cost of $3.89 per gallon and a total fuel cost of $6,842.  We made 13 fuel stops in the United States and 1 fuel stop in Canada.

Our average water consumption was 45 gallons per day.

Our trip was 209 days long. Of those days, we traveled 149 days.  We locked through 157 locks.  We stayed at free docks or on free moorings 51 nights.  We stayed at paid docks or moorings 93 nights.  We anchored out 65 nights.

We visited 2 countries; 18 states, and 159 cities.

What we've learned:

We can live well with a whole lot less than we ever thought.

Most people we've met on and off the water have been very friendly and hospitable.

We've learned that a 41' boat can be quite a cozy little home for Two Loopers and a Portie.
** We'll be traveling on Say Good-Bye through the summer and fall.  I'll continue the blog as long as our adventures continue.

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