Friday, October 25, 2019

DerryGoRound by the numbers September

Here are our Monthly stats for September.

We stayed a lot with family and friends.
We easily blew our monthly budget.
We started adding swims to our count.

States:  Queensland

Distance travelled: 3004km

Playgrounds visited: 18

Fires: 4

Swims: 25

Beaches: 11

Markets: 3

Games of golf: 1

Tractor Pulls: 1

Purchased Lunches: too many (we were in Townsville).
(fish and chips, pies, chip sandwiches, Mexican, sushi)

Restaurant Meals: too many (we were in Townsville).
(pub lunches, curries from Maggie Island market)


We used four different types of accomodation

  • Staying with friends/family
  • Caravan parks
  • Free camps
  • Other (Paronella Park)
We also did two days of camping (without the van, Mission Beach and Paronella Park).

Again, most of our time was spent with family and friends, we stayed in Townsville a few extra days to get some work done to the car.

For comparison, here are our year-to-date stats:


Total spent $8232.47 (twice our budget)
$ per KM $2.74


  • This month was all about maintenance, got the van and car serviced, new timing belt and other stuff ($2K), we also bought some extra gear including a wind deflector (which should save us money in the long run).
  • Petrol was still a major expense, We pretty much used 98, we spent a lot of time not towing the van which reduced our costs..
  • Luxury spending was bigger than we wanted as we spent time and money with friends.
  • We started staying in some caravan parks as there are not many options for free camping on the coast.
  • We also purchased some extra clothes and maintenance items. 
  • We stocked up on food

For comparison, here are our year-to-date stats:

Now that we are back on the road, our petrol and accomodation will increase and hopefully our maintenance will decrease.

Yep September was a blow out, but it can be explained by $4000 worth of maintenance and gear.

if you want to see how we spent all this money here is our Google MyMaps version.

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