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)

Saturday & Sunday at the boat yard

08 November 2008 | Deaton Yacht Service, Whittaker Creek Oriental, NC (N35*01.933 x W076*41.149)
Sunny, 68, calm
Picture is of the davits in their new placement on the boat

Wayne worked on the davits all-day and chatted with the other boaters here. One fellow gave us extra water repellent that he had left over from the fellow next to him. It was a kind of pass it on project - so I interrupted my work on the computer to apply it to the dodger. Doesn't seem like we got much done today though - One trip to the hardware for longer bolts. The ones we have won't do, to move the davits to their new home; they're going through a thicker area, which requires longer bolts.

We're still hoping to use the "Spartite" on the mast while here but I doubt we'll get to it at the rate things are going. Very nice people here though. We keep running into Gary - the Boat-US guy - saw him while running to the hardware store and ran into the electronics guy at the hardware.

I really like Oriental. Nice people, great food, and you haven't seen Holly till you've seen Holly here - huge trees here. Beautiful little town, that I wouldn't mind living in. The town is being taken over by retirees moving here from other places. Like elsewhere there are so many houses for sale, and not just large new ones either.

Made pork chops & spinach with garlic bread for dinner. Never made it to the grocery store so no Sunday breakfast tomorrow. I have a mental wish list going of things I left home. First thing I reallllly miss is my cart for hauling stuff from the store. Second thing is our portable hair dryer, and Third thing now is a toaster for when we have shore power - my toast is more like burned bread, not toast at all. Wayne probably likes the biscuits better than toast anyways, but there's something about eggs over easy with real toast!

Sunday, November 09, 2008
Deaton Yacht Service, Whittaker Creek Oriental, NC (N35*01.933 x W076*41.149) Sunny, High: 68, calm, Low 41

We worked on the Davits again today. Rumor has it there's a lions game on. Our source for how the lions have been doing seems to have disappeared but whenever we can check, it sounds like our Lions are still losing, and losing, and.... Losing.... It's hard being a Detroit Lions Fan, what can I say... We'll have to see if we can pull in a T.V. channel here.

Never made it to the grocery store or for a walk today. The davit moving took pretty much all day and we need to go back to the hardware for another bolt. Snapped one and had to tap it out. We can't finish the davits without it so tomorrow when we walk back to West Marine, we'll have to detour to the hardware along with the grocery store.

We don't have cell service but we have several TV Stations. We didn't get to see the Lions but it sounds like it was pathetic anyhow. We've got the Steelers & Colts on though and hopefully we'll get to see something on the election on 60 minutes tonight... TV blipped out after 60 minutes but that's okay - it was nice to see 60 minutes - a real treat.
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