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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)

From Baldwinsville to Brewerton, NY

02 September 2008
The pic is of the Norma Fay 3 musketeers :)

Today we decided to see if we could find bulb replacements for the mast while we have it down.

Two locks today #24 took us down 12 feet, then, surprise, surprise the next one (23) took us up 7 feet. I wasn't prepared for that - it was a shock instead of holding on to stay close to the wall, we had to exert a lot of strength to keep the boat off the lock wall!!! Sore muscles tonight... The turbulance of the water coming into the lock had quite a lot of force to it.

Stopped at the Winterhaven Marina for fuel, pumpout, water, and to check their stores but only found one bulb that matched ours. While there, I spotted Ombre' Rose on a travel lift, so they must be leaving their boat here for the winter (indoor storage). We got into Brewerton a little after 4 pm and walked into town to the Marine 2000 store. Very nice fella there - didn't have anything we needed but was willing to look up the part numbers for us for the next stop we came too. Directed us to Rosies "the best pizza in town". It actually wasn't bad but couldn't hold a candle to the one in Put-In-Bay. The kids making the pizza reminded me of my kids at school - made me wonder how they are. Today was the first day back to school, and I'm not there. Love the first day back - I don't sleep all night - but love hearing the kids as they come back all excited. Hope this is a good week for everyone - students, teachers, secretaries, etc.... Rumor has it that Elaine functioned quite well without Mary and Me LOL...

To all my school mates and chums and students - miss you all and am thinking about you today.

Tomorrow we cross Oneida Lake, the largest lake in NY. We've been told to go early and only if it's calm because it's shallow, and the power boaters really kick it up. So enough for today.
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