This morning we drove from our home in Ottawa, Canada to Ogdensburg, NY. Our goal was to ship eleven boxes to our boat in Bradenton, Florida. We own a St Francis 50 catamaran, and plan to move aboard full-time in mid August.
Here is a picture of our children in our van this morning.
The boxes contained homeschooling materials, snorkel gear, a few favourite mugs, kitchen items, some wine glasses, original birth certificates, and so on. We were pleased that we didn’t get asked to open our boxes at the Canadian-US border. But, we brought packing tape with us, just in case.
Altogether, our boxes weighed 418 pounds. Here is a picture of the boxes being wrapped with plastic after they had been assembled on a pallet.
We shipped our boxes using a company called “My US address”, which claims to be “A Cross-Border Shopper’s Best Friend”. They gave us the dimensions of the pallet, and we stuck to two layers. In truth, we probably packed too much, and will have to pare down.
Question: How much do you think shipping cost us?
Place your best guess in the Comments section below. And, I will update this blog post on Monday to provide the actual number. The distance between Ogdensburg and Bradenton is 1400 miles or 2200 kilometers.