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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson
05 November 2009 | Deltaville, VA
16 October 2009 | Deltaville, VA
26 May 2009 | Deltaville
25 May 2009 | Deltaville
24 May 2009 | Fishing Bay (N37*32.418 W76*20.203) to Deltaville
23 May 2009 | Great Bridge VA (N36*43.285 W76*14.508) to Fishing Bay VA (N37*32.418 W76*20.203)
22 May 2009 | Buck Island, NC (N36*16.034 W75*57.520) to Great BridgeVA (N36*43.285 W76*14.508)
21 May 2009 | The Alligator River Bridge, NC (N35*53.847 W76*02.024) to Buck Island, NC (N36*16.034 W75*57.520)
20 May 2009 | Alligator River Bridge, NC
19 May 2009 | Alligator River Swing Bridge, NC
17 May 2009 | The Pungo River, NC (N35*33.715 W76*28.557) to Alligator Swing Bridge, NC (N35*53.874 W76*02.024)
16 May 2009 | Eastham Creek Anchorage NC (N35*17.680 W76*36.514) to The Pungo River, NC (N35*33.715 W76*28.557)
15 May 2009 | Town Creek Marina, Beaufort NC (N34*43.519 W76*39.898) to Eastham Creek, NC (N35*17.680 W76*36.514)
14 May 2009 | Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC
13 May 2009 | Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC (34*42.860 76*39.831) to Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC
12 May 2009 | Mile Hammock Bay (N34*33.163 W77*19.528) SM#244.5 to Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC (34*42.860 76*39.831)
11 May 2009 | Wrightsville Beach NC (N34*12.441 W77*47.965) SM#283.2 to Mile Hammock Bay (N34*33.163 W77*19.528) SM#244.5
10 May 2009 | Shallottes Inlet, NC (N33*54.913)SM330 to Wrightsville Beach Anchorage (N34*12.447 W77*47.953)
09 May 2009 | Bull Creek, SC (N33 36.667 W79 06.228) to Shallottes Inlet, NC (N33*54.913)


15 August 2007 | Little Tub to Port Elgin
Winds/Waves are more subdued today
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tobermory (41o15.400' x 81o39.745) to Port Elgin (44o26.620 x 81o24.223)

Picture of Atlantis crossing over in front of us after we'd left Killarney - good looking boat!

Wild night last night. Even laced into our slip we were rolling. The powerboat next to us from Port Shelton (near where Jackie lives) was really waltzing. Around 2 am Wayne got up and made sure we were still snug and that the other boat docked near our bow at 90 degrees to us was also secure. I didn't get back to sleep until around 4 am, then heard a squeeking sound at daylight and figured it was Atlantis pulling out of her berth. Got up to look, and sure enough, they were backing out and backing out of the channel. They're heading to Sarnia - a 24-hour haul. I don't envy them, but they've been doing this for a while now. I'd have like to have gotten to know them better. Maybe we'll cross paths again.

Wayne got up early too - I made coffee then we pulled out around 7:30am and headed for Stokes Bay. The weather wasn't as bad at all today and we were making pretty good time with the motor and Jib up so we decided since the waves and wind were with us, we'd continue on to Port Elgin. Pretty uneventful day today - looked like the leading edge of a front that we were moving into. Wayne had the helm from the time I got us through the Cape Hurd Channel leaving Tobermory, until I took the helm to come in to Port Elgin. So I had a lazy day playing navigator, reading and I even got a brief nap in too

This is a cute little place. A port in the middle of nothing that people stop to rest, get gas etc... They have a wireless that actually works so I was able to email Stephanie finally, and got Randy's email too.

I made more noodles to go with the left over spaghetti sauce from yesterday and made a tomato/onion/cucumber salad to go with it. Did I mention that I've even made bread and muffins in our little alcohol stove???? Hey - all the creature comforts of home LOL!

Checked out the weather maps from NOAA and it looks pretty decent for tomorrow so far. We got in and laced to the dock at 5:15pm so just less than 10 hours. Tricky coming in, so many reefs and rocks that we had to line up on their range in order to enter.
Vessel Name: Kolibrie
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Jackson
Crew: Wayne & Pat
About: Back in Michigan for Hurricane Season 2009...
Extra: Our boat is a Bayfield 36. Not the fastest little thing, but a nice little cruiser that we like to call home.
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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson