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)

Waterford to Catskill (Rip Van Winkles Home Town)

11 September 2008 | Catskill, NY
Cool, cloudy
All flags in the town and at the marina are at half-staff and it clicked - it's 9/11 today...

There was a hard freeze last night (20 degrees) in the upper elevations and it got down to 40 here. Brrr... Went to the visitor center to check the weather on the television and was chatting with the guy about the tugboats and how cool they were and the next thing I know, he's giving me a t-shirt of their rendezvous. It's cute - a pic of a tug and the dates of the "10th Annual Waterford Tugboat Round up"

I discovered we have one more lock to go through today (good thing I still have my gloves, even though the algae has dissolved the rubber padding and it's fingers are melted together). Lock 1 - the missing lock? Is on the Hudson River and is not run by the State of N.Y. but it's a federal lock, hence not included in the Erie Canal New York State Locks... After we got through the lock (wow I maneuvered the boat through all the locks) Wayne had the helm the rest of the day up to the River View Marina (Catskill) and I started reading Chesapeake along the way (and of course taking pictures).

Once we got tied up we found the bulbs for the mast in their ships store (Yay!!!) so we'll be able to change the bulbs before putting the mast up. The people at the marina are very helpful and friendly, the store well stocked. I now have a map of the Hudson River and the NY Harbor. They also have a live web cam so you can call home and have people go on line and look at you while you wave at them. Riverview Marina has diesel as well as gas, power, water, laundry and a very nice shower facility, etc... I'd definitely come back here - highly recommend it.

I'd heard that they have cat statuettes all over the town and someone said they even have a pirate cat across from the police station, so after our bulb excursion we walked into town and I took pictures of a great many cats - my favorites: the police cat, the pirate, the chef, the actor and the post office one covered in different stamps.

This is the home town of Rip Van Winkle (forgot to mention that we passed under the Rip Van Winkle Bridge coming into catskill). And it's time for me to snoozzzzzzzzzzzze.

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