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)

Peaceful Turkey day

17 April 2009 | Marsh Harbor
Friday, April 17, 2009
Marsh Harbor Great Abaco

We plotted courses, and replotted, to correspond with tides to get into and out of shallow anchorages. After that, I made breakfast and we decided we'd wait until tomorrow to depart for Hope Town. The loyalists of the revolutionary war that wanted to stay part of England founded Hope Town. It's supposed to be a quaint little village with beautifully restored, historic homes. We want to visit the lighthouse there with the fresnel lens - one of the last remaining working ones. It has a kerosene lamp for the light source and its beam timing is like a pendulum clock - where you wind it and man it to keep it running. These types of lenses go back about 200 years and this technology, for then and now, is something else. It sends out a beam for about 20 miles. The lighthouse is red and white striped like a candy cane stripe and Wayne says it's the one they use for brochures, etc. so most people would recognize it.

Wayne spent the rest of the afternoon reading and I got out my bread starter to make bread during the evening, and put a turkey breast in the oven for dinner. I should not do to many different things in the galley at one time. My gravy never got made for the turkey. The bread dough got mixed in the wrong order, then I forgot to put in the egg until I was doing dinner dishes, and had to scramble to get that mixed in at the last minute. Dinner turned out nice and hopefully the bread will rise and be ready to bake in the morning...

It was a nice restful day - I enjoyed puttering with the charts and chart plotter and then puttering in the galley.

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