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)

Customs and other stuff

29 December 2008 | Titusville, Fl
Sunny, 79
Monday, December 29, 2008

Our First Stop today - Customs, in Port Canaveral, to get a "local boaters option card". This should allow us to get back into the country when we return from the Bahamas (similar to the Nexus or I-69 that's used for crossing into Canada back home). We also need the CBP (Customs and Boarder Patrol) Decal like last year, but were told that we need to order those online now. When we bought the one last year, nobody wanted to see it, but it's mandatory so I've ordered it online to be sent to Laura & Gregs. We don't want any problems coming back home like last time...

Second stop - QVS in Orlando for Wayne's stuff, then Sam's Club and Walmarts, CVS and back to the marina to unload everything. The boat has no room to move about in! Tomorrow we need to have the car back to Enterprise by noon, and then we need to start finding places to put all the food and stuff we've bought!

I was asking one lady in the showers if they have manatee here and she said oh yes! The mythical creatures are here - all over the place! I've seen puffer fish, skate, rays, dolphin and jellies, but not one manatee yet! She said they usually hang out down between D and E dock (We're on A dock) so I took my camera down there - no luck...
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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.
Home Page: www.kolibrie.us
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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson