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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)

Time to bake a Pumpkin Pie

26 November 2008 | Minim Creek to Dewees Creek SC (32 50.207 x �79 43.805)
Several boats came whizzing by us in the wee early hours of the morning (3-5 am). Woke us up each time. I couldn't figure out what was with all the boat traffic here this late/early. Then Before 7am, you could hear gun fire going off all around us. The early boat traffic made sense when I heard all the guns, then later saw lots of small boats with men and dogs in them all up and down the creeks - Opening day for water fowl...

Travel day today and pie baking day too since I need my oven tomorrow for turkey... Navigated most of the day, then decided that if I was going to have pie tomorrow that I needed to get that done before dinner and before dark so left Wayne up top and went to the galley to put together my pie. The water's had been fairly quiet so it seemed like time to get the job done. As I finished it up and put it in the oven and went back up top, I saw a large mega-yacht bearing down on us and thought oh no... Well timing is everything and my gimbaled stove did not move fast enough. As his wake hit us we couldn't maneuver to prevent rolling and when I went below to check the oven I could see pumpkin bubbling all over the oven window... Recking, frecking, smecker (to coin a favorite swear phrase)! All day, not a sign of wave activity until I put the pie in the oven, then not another wave or wake after that! I cleaned the window as best as I could but couldn't do anything about the bottom and sides of the oven (to hot). The pie, while losing 1/3 of the filling, will hopefully still be tasty I must say though that the boat smelled wonderful all evening. The temperature regulation was a bit tricky so the part that sloshed out burned on the pan and some of the crust was a tad "dark". We'll see how it tastes tomorrow...
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