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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)

Port Elgin 25-30 knot Blues

16 August 2007 | Port Elgin
20-30knot winds/sunny
We're still currently sitting in Port Elgin listening to the wind blow. Who'd have thought - but we're a sailboat taking shelter from the wind... The last three days have been something. Variable conditions - We've encountered 3 meter or better seas, 25-35 knot windgusts (running with us and against us) and we've met some really nice people along the way too.

Yesterday we left Tobermory (Little Tub) at 7:30am and arrived here a little after 5:00pm - it was a terrific day with the seas running with us a good deal of the time. Little Tub was an interesting little port that we hadn't scheduled on our trip, but I'm glad we went there!

The day before, we had incredible seas/winds which made us seek shelter in Little Tub - while it wasn't our destination, I was really glad we found it. Great place to restock - very good grocery store there and little shops to please most everyone.

We ran into a boat "Atlantis" with a terrific couple on it from the Netherlands that we'd seen in Killarney - Yolanda and Nord. They're heading for the Erie Canal in a Holland Built, steel Cutter (see pic from yesterday). Wish I could say that we were joining them (and Kathy & Mike) this year, but it's not to be... We need to wait... They've been cruising for quite a while now and I loved talking to them. I hope we run into them in the future somewhere.

Port Elgin is an interesting place - an artifical harbor that is very cruiser friendly once you get past the shallows and reef areas. We had a problem finding it initially but once we did, we lined up on their range and had no problem coming in. Great wireless connection so I'm experimenting with email and this blog site :-) Blogging is new to me - I thought I'd try my had at it after reading Mike and Kathie's from Sapphire.

Saw this one boat tied to the dock that had to be a fisherman "lil hooker" cracked me up!!! I just couldn't name my boat that!!!
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