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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)

S Bass Island to Lorain Ohio

15 August 2008 | 41o39 x W82o49 Put-In-Bay S. Bass to N41o28.9 x W082o11.7 Lorain Ohio
Sunrise 6:37/Sunset 8:26 Departure 9:50am Nwinds 10-15knots
Life is for learning -

Two things learned - don't tie up to short on a mooring ball and the stove top won't open to remove the cover if the control knob isn't all the way closed. We rocked and banged on the mooring ball a good portion of the night last night and this morning getting up to make coffee I couldn't light the stove - duh I had the new gasket on inside it (to prolong the alcohol) - so tried to open the top for 4 minutes before I figured out the problem. Problem solved good morning world.

Pretty uneventful day. No sailing - we were heading pretty much into the wind all day. Passed by Cedar Point - Wow - nice skyline showing their high roller coasters and a drop ride that was the same if not higher than the highest roller coaster.

Lorain is an interesting anchorage. S. shore of Lake Erie roughly 25 miles west of Cleveland. It has an outer harbor, inner harbor and the Black river has a large industrial complex with boating facilities and freighter docks too. 2 converging breakwaters make the outer harbor then a small, detached riprap breakwater protects the entrance of the harbor. We put in a little after 6pm (total trip distance so far 62.05 miles) inside the outer break wall but outside of the marina.

We got to try our windlass for the first time - it works! What a nice way to drop anchor. Wonder if anchoring with all chain is different than with rope... We anchored in front of the small riprap wall out of the way of traffic and the sheriff came by close to 8:20 to tell us to turn on our anchor light. We were about to anyways - waiting for sunset to conserve battery power (in another 5-10 minutes). Winged a chicken salad recipe (left my recipes at home evidently - can't find them) with rolls and wine for dinner & we read until 11ish.
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