Here we sit in our new home at Bayswater Marina in Auckland. The wind is howling outside and the skies are grey and overcast, but we’re tied up with unlimited power and internet so we’re happy. We had some fun putting these stats together in our idle time. Hope you enjoy!
Days Cruising: 438
Total Miles Sailed: 10624
Time at Anchor: 313 days 4 hours (72%)
Time at Sea: 68 days 20 hours (16%)
Days in Marina: 56 days (12%)
Average Boat Speed Underway: 6.4 knots
Countries Visited: 7 (US, Mexico, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, New Zealand)
Islands Visited: 23 (Santa Cruz, Catalina, Espirito Santo, Isla San Benedicto, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Tahuata, Nuku Hiva, Apitaki, Rangiroa, Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Riatea, Bora Bora, Auitaki, Palmerston, Beveridge Reef, Niue, Vava’u, Ha’api, Tonga’Tapu, North Island NZ)
Languages we can say hello in: 7 (Spanish, Marquesan, Tuamotuan, Tahitian, French, Maori, Tongan)
Highest wind at anchor: 64 knots (Barra de Navidad, Mexico)
Highest wind at sea: 42 knots (Marquesas, French Polynesia)
Biggest Wave: approx 20 ft. Sailing at night (of course) from Tahiti to Huahine a wave broke on our arch and surfboards and for the first time got us wet in our center cockpit. The top of our arch is 14 feet above the water.
Fastest Boat Speed: 14.2 knots speed over the ground sailing downwind (surfing actually) off the Gold Coast of Mexico in 35 knots of breeze
Average wind at sea: 15-20 knots in the SE trades
Liquor Consumed (by us and friends on Delos): 264 bottles of wine, 40 liters of rum, 352 cans of beer, 25 Heineken 5L mini-kegs, 6 liters of gin, 5 liters of Tequila, 4 liters of vodka, 3 bottles Johnny Walker Black, 1 bottle Oban Scotch
Fresh Water Consumed: 32,000 liters (8,443 gallons) to make this water we ended up running our water maker for 200 hours @ 160 liters/hour. We have never filled Delos from dock water since leaving the US.
Fuel Used: 4080 liters (1076 gallons)
Main Engine Hours: 772.6 hours
Generator Hours: 861 hours
Fish Caught: 10 lobsters, 8 Mahi- Mahi, 5 Tuna, 1 Wahoo, 1 Shark. We’ve never been without fish in the freezer!
Fish Lost: Take each number above and multiply by at least 4.
Blog Posts Written: 121
SCUBA Dives: At least 75, probably more but our logs aren’t the best.
SCUBA Tanks Filled: Well over 300 for us and our friends! Long live the dive compressor.
Video and TV Shows traded with other cruisers: 1.5 terrabytes
Number of days where we wore shoes: 2
Consecutive days without a shirt: 19 days
Consecutive days without long pants: 431 days
Hours spent in an office: 0
Lifelong Friends Made: Too numerous to even begin…..