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)

Still in Bimini Part I

18 February 2009 | Bimini Islands
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Well we're still in Bimini. The winds were gusting strong from the NE so we decided to stay put today. There's another boat heading out tomorrow for Nassau (Soooo Fine 2) so we thought we'd hook up with them and Aurora to go over to the banks and anchor then head on over the following day towards Chub Cay/Frazier Hog Cay. With a northerly heading towards us Morgan's Bluff wouldn't be a good anchorage (it's open to the north) so we'll wait to head down to Morgan's Bluff.

We went over to Layne & Joan's boat & Layne got me connected to a weak signal on the Internet so I was able to check out the weather and see if we'd heard anything from our lawyer (or anyone else). Mary, Steph and Randy checked in - Aloha Randy - hope all is well in Hawaii. I think of you and hope things are going better for you (I still have my moments). You realize if we ever do make it through Panama I have every intention of trying to reach you in our little boat...

Layne was showing us his You Tube videos on how to build wind generators while we were over there. Wow, excellent stuff! So we could have built one very similar to the KISS one we bought for a third of the cost. We'll have to check in on his videos periodically and stay in touch with them. They're from Wisconson not far from Green Bay so if we get the boat back home again we'll have to visit them for a sail on the Great Lakes.
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