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)

Rogues Harbor to Worton Creek MD

03 October 2008 | Worton Creek Marina, MD
Sunny, High Pressure, 60's
Man it got cold last night. 40 brrrrr.... Something tells me we're not but a step ahead of the cold weather. I'm sitting here at dock in the marina watching the geese v-up and listening to them honk at each other. We got in, gassed up (26 gallons) refilled the water tanks (at the end found out they have very irony well water - shades of home), pumped out and then tied up at berth 51 at the end of the T on the B dock (I like). The woman that helped us gas up and pump out asked me if we were heading south & I told her yes. She asked if it was our first trip and smiled at me when I said yes. It was sweet because I felt like we were part of a flock heading south like the geese that I see in the skies above. I hear the same people calling each other on the radio all the time. I don't know them, but know that they're heading in the same general direction as us. It's similar to the geese that fly in huge V patterns. They join each other along the way and separate along the way. Freya calling Briar Patch; Southbound calling Freya; Felicity, Cambia, Abigal, Whippoorwill, Vertigo, calling... It reminds me of the geese calling out to each other, signaling what they're going to do. They have a cute little marina here - Pool, marine and food store, restaurant, laundry, showers. Needless to say we both headed for the showers. On the way back from the shower I looked up and thought I saw an osprey. It wasn't an osprey but a big beautiful bald eagle flying over me, and me without my camera! It was beautiful. Then I looked down into the water and saw several small jellys pulsing along in the water. It surprised me because I hadn't expected to see them here in brackish water but one of the boat owners said they're starting to appear because the salinity level is going up, there hasn't been a lot of rain lately. Hmmmm....

I was going to try and connect to the internet - thought it would be no problem but my broadband wouldn't work - strange because it had the right color to connect then changed... I hope it wasn't the spilled Merlot last night (a glass got spilled in the dark on the table where the computer was)...

It's been an exhausting few days, the 24 hour run, then crossing the Delaware (another 12 hour run) sleepless nights... Signing off... Theoretically if the Chesapeake is calm tomorrow we'll cross and go down towards Annapolis. Between the currents, winds, and shallow conditions it can kick up to wicked conditions (I'm catching on quickly to that).

Wish I could check my email and send one to Sapphire to find out where they are...
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