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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)

Atlantic Highlands Anchorage

23 September 2008 | Atlantic Highlands NJ
depends on who you ask
What a beautiful day out it is in the Atlantic Highlands anchorage. I can't believe that it's that much different off the coast of the Atlantic -but - wait we will - until the forecast calls for more moderate weather. We used the day to straighten up the boat. Things seem to get disorganized so quickly if you don't put things back when done.

I got out the ole kit and fixed the snaps on the dodger that had broken. Wayne started taking some rubbing compound and polish to the cockpit area (in bad need of a cleaning). I'm noticing some salt crystal growth on the windows from the saltwater spray but that will wait until the rain. Pumped up the fenders, cleaned the floor and rugs, galley, then head area. The boat looks good when she's cleaned J

We met Skip and Lydia from the boat across from us (also SSCA members). The boat name: Flying Pig; You know we had to ask how they came up with that name... They told us: "When Pigs Fly" I loved it! It's a pretty little Morgan, quite equipped for cruising. Looking at it makes me really feel like a "Newbie" but hey, we are newbies at this LOL. Skip and Lydia are my heros!!! They went to Walmart today (they have access to a car) and we now have in our possession hair cutting tools (to make Wayne pretty) and Da Da Da Dahhhhh.... a 400 watt inverter THAT RUNS MY COMPUTER AND CHARRRRGGGESS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was such an unexpected surprise and so terrific of them to pick one up for us. Especially since we didn't ask them to. We had just lamented that we couldn't charge my batteries and run the computer at the same time or any other time, unless the engine was running... So, this will make my life a little easier. I take that back - a LOT easier (Wayne will agree).
New Jersey, New Jersey, New Jersey... I look across the water and can see NYC. Hmmm... a week here, or a week there... hmmmmm.... I do like the neighbors though in Jersey. We noticed Lydia and Skip have a cat (I miss my two - they were very special). We actually noticed something hanging off the back of the boat that looked like a knotted rope and both remembered reading something about that (allowing cats to get back on board) and weren't sure where, but it was probably from the SSCA (Seven Seas Cruising Asso.) bulletin. Later in the day we saw the little fur ball sitting on the back of the boat and wondered if they were the ones that wrote the article on traveling pets...

Fog is coming in - the picture is of the Flying Pig
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