Frantic pre-cruising preparationOur cruise is sponsored by Kirkland (a la Costco), or at least it should be.
My oh my, we had a doozy of a Costco run yesterday. We didn't need to do a big provisioning trip. We'll be in BC and WA for the near future and we'll still be in Costco range through Mexico.
However, to learn how much this boat can store, because we have a car right now, because we are at a dock right now, and because it is so fun and cruiser-like, we did a HUGE Costco trip with the aim of buying the bulk of our non-perishables for the next 5 or 6 months. Rest assured, those are not actually two boxes full of Marie Calendar pot pies - just transport boxes for other stuff.
Apres Costco, we did a normal grocery store run...and a drug store run...and a liquor store run...and a run to several marine stores.
Let it not be said that we somehow managed to avoid the week-before-cruising-hemorrhaging-of-money. No sir, we did not.
We are just barely still on our water line and our nose is higher than the stern. At least we managed to balance port and starboard since our last gear addition. Time to re-arrange the heavy stuff.
At least we won't run out of bacon ;)