The First Mate's Journal

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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)

Happy Birthday Hannah

24 August 2008 | Rich Marine, Buffalo NY
Hot Hot Hot and now.... wet wet wet
Hot, Hot, Hot, wet, wet, wet, humid, humid, humid at Rich Marina in Buffalo...

But on a brighter note - its Hannah's Birthday! Happy Birthday to you... happy Birthday to youuuuu... Hope it's a good one :)

Yesterday Wayne finished the cradles - nice wood to be found; Today the mast was de-wired, de-lined and de-rigged. We're officially ready to be demasted (please, please, please) and become a very slow moving power boat. Here's hoping that it doesn't rain here tomorrow morning when we're scheduled for destepping the mast.

We've met an awful lot of very nice people here at Rich's Marina. All very friendly and informative. Speaking about friendly, we walked up to the local West Marine (boat supply) and it was cloudy but we were told it wasn't going to rain. I had a feeling it would so closed the hatches but left the ports open - cautious but optimistic. The West Marine Store was awesome, probably the largest one I've been in yet. While shopping and chatting with Doug (who works there) about our plans and where he's been, he said "Do you hear that?" I said the air conditioning humming? He said no, it's raining... is your car parked near the door? Um no, we walked... Oh... We said we'll wait it our, it will quit soon. I told Wayne he gets the wet spot (we left open all the ports and it was reaaaallly pouring, thundering, and lightening - sigh)...

Doug said hang on, and grabbed his keys, I'll drive you back to the marina. Wow! That was so generous of him. A great example of niceness to it's hilt and of some of the people we've met so far.

We got back and from the car to the boat, got thoroughly drenched. The inside was floating too.
Mopped up and wrung out as much as we could but it's pretty wet and humid down in the cabin...

On a real bright note - I don't have to get up at 5 am for teacher inservice days tomorrow or the next or the next...

My inservice will be on the destepping of our mast (fingers crossed)...
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