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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)


02 December 2008 | Charleston Harbor City Marina to S. Edisto River Anchorage
rainy morning
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
(N32*37.218, W80*23.87

Definitely calmer out today. I listened to the pitter patter of a gentle rain early this morning then decided that if I didn't get up, put my bucket and pans around the mast and under the butterfly hatch where the water manages to leak in that I'd be mopping up water with my newly washed towels, so fumbled around in the dark to find and place them, then went back to bed and listened to the ping, ping, ping of the rain hitting my bucket and pans (good placement). As much as I wanted to go back to sleep, I couldn't, so at 5:30 am got back up, put the coffee on, waited for it to finish perking, then grabbed my cup and went to the showers. I love mornings when the possibilities of a new day are endless. I even liked seeing my breath and feeling the chill air nip at my cheeks as I walked towards the shower knowing that an abundance of hot water in a clean facility was waiting for me. Back on the boat I read a little & Wayne got up. We heard a golf cart come up and stop, and a plop. Our morning paper was on deck again. I forgot to mention that yesterday morning a USA Today was waiting for us up top. The City Dock must deliver papers during the weekdays to all the boats on the Mega Dock and not on weekends. Another neat service that they provide as well as wifi, etc... Oh also a neat tote bag too.

Played a game on the computer with my second cup of coffee and putzed about the boat until Wayne was up and ready to go. Sea Sharp pulled out about an hour before us, then the other Montreal Canadian boat in front of us pulled out so we waited until he cleared us, then we pulled out about 10 minutes behind them (around 9:10). After going through Elliott's Cut (they're right the currents are something but they were with us so we didn't have to fight them - just steer them) Wayne took the helm and I went below to make grilled ham/cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. I figured something warm would be good since it was chilly (it really hit the spot). After lunch I sat and read and went below to putz around for a while. We were originally going to put in at Fishing Creek but ended up a few miles down to the S. Edisto River. Fishing Creek didn't look so good which is good because this place looks more wildlife friendly. We're anchored on a bend near to large docks that don't seem to belong to anyone - no houses in sight, just plenty of swamp grass and some trees. A good place for reflection, and probably fishing too. There are a lot of fish here and from the looks of it, pretty good size ones too!

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