Monday, September 8, 2014

Cost to not cruise - August 2014

August brought a couple of notable events:  I traveled back to Washington for a 10 day 'work on Viking Star' session - and Kristi's folks both moved into a local nursing home.   Here is our cost summary for August:

Viking Star cost to NOT cruise - August 2014

Transportation was large, reflecting my trip (Car Rentals, Airline fees 'Oh, you wanted Ox on the plane?  Did you bring your own??') while Maintenance reflects local purchases as needed.  And of course, medical..

As a reminder Kristi and I took a '1 year' break to help out her folks, and it looks like that might be winding up.  Going forward things will be a bit dynamic for the next few months as we start to return to the Cruising life.  Likely we will be moving back in a couple of months, perhaps taking a 'road trip' to visit family - esp over the holidays.  But then it will be back to 'Normal' - what ever that is :-)


And now here is the standard explanation: If this is your 1st time looking at costs on our blog, and want some more background on why we are reporting what it costs to not-cruise on a cruising blog - well, we are taking a break by moving back to Minnesota to help out Kristi's folks.  And we thought it would be interesting to be able to compare our costs on Land vs. on Sea., see more here:

For reference here is a summary of what it did cost us to cruise last year:

For Reference, Costs for Cruising in 2013
Again, following the link above will give you access to more details, or you can click on the Costs label to the right for even more cost data.


  1. Sorry to hear of the nursing home, but looking forward to more of your cruising.

  2. Tate,

    Thanks. Has been a good summer, and a challenging fall. But both Kristi and I are glad we made the choice to put thing on hold for a year and move here...

    We will be back on the water next Spring. Thinking of doing the South Sound again (need to haul Viking Star). And talking with another couple about a 10 day BVI charger in early April!