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)

Annapolis and settled in for a week

05 October 2008 | Annapolis MD
Picture of our Dingy playing nicely with the other dingies at the dingy dock.

Slept in a little later today, I just couldn't get my butt out of bed to make coffee until the sun was up (after 7:00am). Sat and enjoyed the quiet morning and pretty houses here then started getting the dingy ready to scout into town. Greg from Simpatico dingied over to say hi at the same time as Larry from the Dove dingied over too. It was nice seeing Larry again - when last we met they were heading for Scotland but they're back and have been here since Thursday. They were anchored behind the powerboat last night so we didn't see them when we came in (IP 32). I guess there was a cruiser's potluck over at the park at 3:30. We were going to go but unfortunately didn't get back in time. After chatting with Dove and Simpatico we got into the dingy and noticed that there were available moorings - not just the private ones - so we high tailed it back to the boat after calling the Harbor Master and getting the go ahead from Linda to take a mooring -she told us to just bring in our documentation after we're attached. We also located Sapphire on a mooring. It was funny because Larry said they saw a Bayfield (same color as ours) on a mooring. They said it had to be our sister ship. They spotted it and went over to investigate, thinking it was us, but it wasn't. We went over expecting to see another Bayfield 36 and low and behold it was Sapphire - a B40. They're in Delaware until tomorrow I think. So one of our big sister ships is here - big and beautiful in the same anchorage. Mike and Kathy are from Michigan too. They're the couple that left last year when we were going too. It'll be nice to chat with them. We met them at the Chicago Boat show a few years ago and have been following their progress ever since. They also are part of the Bayfield group and the SSCA. We have similar affiliations.

After we visited the Harbor Master's office we went to a recommended pub ACME (beep beep) and grabbed a sandwich and Yunglings and dingied back and met another fellow Michigander/now Floridian on Maria (Ray). He's a live aboard that's working the show this year - setting up and tearing down. I guess cruisers come early to work the show as a way of making extra cash every year (a good point to stow away in my brain somewhere for future reference?). He was telling us about St. Mary's Georgia - a must stop by for Thanksgiving (bring a dish to pass), the skinny parts of Georgia and the Dismal Swamp. Sunset is beckoning me now...
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