Following a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is living aboard in Morro Bay, CA for the kids to attend Morro Bay High School. Once that is done....who knows....

19 August 2016
31 May 2016
15 May 2016 | The Deck Project Day 1
11 March 2016
23 February 2016 | Morro Bay
13 December 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
27 September 2015
29 July 2015
17 July 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
04 April 2015 | Confessions of a Live Aboard Hobo
08 February 2015 | One Nnight Taco Stand
06 January 2015 | Talking about RO Membranes
23 December 2014
08 December 2014 | Rich was playing with the Camera Again
01 November 2014 | Or 2 Years Back in the States
08 September 2014 | Is it safe in an Anchorage
02 September 2014
09 August 2014 | 2900 Mile Round Trip

Final Blog Post

08 July 2012 | Regarding the Cost of Cruising!
Capt Rich
Close to four years ago we started posting what we spend on a monthly basis to keep this floating cruising circus going out on the water. I get emails all the time gently or sometimes not so gently telling me that we are not really cruising, but just living on a boat in Mexico. Call it Cruising or Living on a boat in Mexico because it doesn't really matter. I talk about our experiences along with what it costs to have them and people are free to take that for what's it worth, but of course if something is free to read on the internet is it really worth anything to start with the way we measure worth in a monetary sense these days anyway? Ducking that philosophical debate, it's time to post our Cost of Cruising numbers for April-June 2012. April is right on track, with May being increased by some yearly medical procedures and then June being increased by some last minute boat projects as we prepare for our return to California. April was $809, May came in at $1,727 and we finished our cruise for June at $1,628.

As always, you can check out the full number details here at this link.

If all goes as planned, we will leave La Paz sometime this week for our roughly 1500nm trip back to Port San Luis, where it all started back on Sept 28, 2008. We will post our costs for the month of July just to be complete, but come August the Cruise is over and so are the Cost of Cruising numbers.

For those that enjoy killing a little time at work by finding out what we are up to and just how little we can comfortable get by on, I have some good news. While, for those that are sick and tired of hearing about the crew of THIRD DAY and come only to the blog to see the train wreck, you may be saddened to hear that the blog, the cost of cruising numbers, and my general outlook on the world around us as chronicled on the blog won't be going away with our return to Port San Luis, Ca. The Cost of Cruising will start anew as the "Cost of Living" and the blog will transform from a Cruising blog into Living Board blog detailing the transitioning back States. Living aboard with one foot in the chaos and one foot safely out will give an interesting perspective, or at least it will to me.

The internet is full of blogs talking about the cruise preparation process and some will even actually make it, but what about the other side of the coin? The side that every cruiser will have to deal with one day. Unless you die quietly on your boat while out cruising (something we have seen happen a few times out here) the vast majority of cruisers end their cruise, but how many talk about it and the process of "coming back"? It's like all the fun was getting ready to go cruising with the end and transition back being treated like a funeral. So why not chronicle the "coming back experience"?

My entire goal when I started posting our Cost of Cruising numbers was to show people that you don't have to be wealthy to cruise and that an average Bozo like myself can do it. Certainly there are people spending far more and even less than it costs us to live pretty comfortably here in Mexico. What will be very interesting is so compare our Cost of Cruising numbers for the last few years to our yet to be determined "Cost of Living" numbers for the first year back in the States, I'm sure it will be more....the question is how much more?


Well to find out you will just have to follow along and find out with us. But first we have to survive the trip north known affectionately as the Baja Bash.
Vessel Name: THIRD DAY
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Hudson Force 50
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California USA
Crew: The Boren Family: Rich, Lori, Amy, Jason and Cortez the Cat
About: Admiral: Lori Boren, Master: Jason Boren age 16, 1st Mate: Amy Boren age 17
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw that it was good...... and the evening and the morning were the THIRD [...]
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A tour of THIRD DAY's galley.
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Welding work in La Paz
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When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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