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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)

Titusville Municipal Marina FL

23 December 2008 | (N28o37.270; W80o48.5921)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We waited until 10:00am then headed into the marina. The currents were still strong but pushed us into the marina, and the guy directing us in kept yelling at me to give it the throttle - which I was because the currents kept pushing me. I had it damn near full throttle reverse and he was yelling at me to give it the gas - yikes! Anyhow we still managed to crab sideways, bending the regulator on the grill, as we scraped the piling to tie up to (the grill is on the side of the boat now that we have davits on the back). It was funny because after we got all tied up he told me that "I done good" and asked if he could hug me (probably for yelling at me). Of course I took the hug LOL as Wayne told him "Yep you got her number - she's a hugger". Checked in, showered, stowed things away then picked up the car from Enterprise (they come out and get you) and headed toward Cape Coral to Joe and Diana's for Christmas.

It was nice to be on land and in a car again. The drive was terrific since we had sunny skies and 78 degrees. Turned on the radio, rolled down the windows and headed south! We weren't expected at Joe and Di's until tomorrow so we stayed at a hotel (Sleep Inn?) that gave us some great cookies. Nice place - fairly modern and flat panel high definition T.V. on the wall (loved watching the news- we feel out of touch at times). I felt guilty soaking up a ton of hot water in the shower - but it was marvelous! There was a Cracker Barrel restaurant next store that we ate dinner at - I'd never been in one before and it was an interesting place like an old time mercantile with a restaurant attached to it.

This is a pic taken at Joe & Di's - I didn't have any from today and someone requested a pic of us.
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