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)

Heavy Winds

21 February 2009 | The Berry Islands - Frazer’s Hog Cay (N25*25.782 W077*49.871)
Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wow, what a night. The winds picked up and we were hobby horsing. Every two and a half hours I was up and checking to see how far we moved and in which direction. It was interesting because I loved having the breeze come through the hatch above the bed and feeling it blowing across my face, but every time it gusted, I thought about the boat rocking and kept listening for the anchor chain and waiting for the boat to chatter. I laid in bed until I could make out Wayne's features in the twilight then got up and looked around outside. The moon is a small crescent and the stars were fading with the light. Brigid and Denny were still at anchor a distance away to the north, the yellow boat was getting ready to leave and 3 other boats on the moorings were pulling out at first light. Two of them came our way as they hoisted their sails into the wind then swung around and out of the channel.

I played a couple of computer games and downloaded pictures from my camera while having my morning coffee then made some blueberry pancakes for breakfast. I thought I'd be using the last of the blueberries but still have some left. Guess I'll have to make some muffins soon.

Wayne took a look at the energy dissipater and tried to do something with it and I swept up the cabin sole and cockpit, shook out the rugs and did the breakfast dishes. Enough work for the day - now lets go explore some of the island.
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