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)

Family time

24 December 2008 | Cape Coral, FL
Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, 25th 2008
Cape Coral Fl

Okay - for the holidays I kind of slacked off with my journal - it's been busy and hectic so I'm piecing it together now that it's over and we're on the ICW again (01/02/09). Wayne's at the helm and I am finally, on the computer in the cockpit. The pic here is of my bro Wendell and sis Diana

It was incredibly nice for Christmas. Temperatures in the upper 70s/ lower 80s. I really enjoyed staying at my brother/sis's place for Christmas and feel blessed that I could share the holidays with my siblings this year. It meant a lot to me... I was so glad to see that Penelope made it here - the airports were all backed up at home (with the winter storms) and so many were left stranded at airports. It was great fun to shop for and make dinner with Di and Penny. Every thing came out wonderfully! I couldn't believe how big the Grand kids have gotten. My grand niece Kaylee is a teen now! Wow what changes they've all gone through and Melissa has another beautiful baby girl! Lonnie has turned into an awesome young man with beautiful daughters (very photogenic) and Nikki's little girl (Reilly) is going to be a heartbreaker (like Kaylee) when she gets older. She's 5 years old and can read dang near anything you give her (cereal boxes, directions to put things together, etc...)! I adored having her read her books to me. There were parts where it said the character sang so I did the singing parts for her and each time it came up to "sing" she waited patiently for me to sing to her. It was a blast - she's an amazing young lady! It was great fun listening to her and singing to her and seeing her giggle at me! We talked to Aunt Joyce and everything sounded okay back home. I hope that her and James are okay - I think of her often and wish they could have been here but they were definitely with us in spirit. Laura, Nate, Allie - sorry I missed your calls but hope your Christmas was terrific! Chris (my perpetual senior) - if you're following this - thank you for your call - I hope that you'll be graduating this summer and I hope I can be there to see it! I know you can do it - you have so much writing talent - don't waste it - do something with it! I'm busy chasing life right now. Don't wait until you're in your 50's to chase life - now is your time - chase life while you're young - you'll get so much more out of it!

So anyhow... I got an emotional uplift with family; good eats, hot showers, nice bed, and got to watch Iron Man and The Hulk in high def with surround sound! I hope all our grandkids got their cards (back home) for Christmas and were able to get something they liked and our kids enjoyed their Christmas too - I missed making cookies but wouldn't have missed being with my brother and sister this year for the world. I didn't know how much I needed this. Mom I miss you - you were always my Christmas... I'm so very grateful to have Wendell, Penelope, their families and Wayne with me for Christmas this year - it was a very special 2 days for me Thanks guys I love you!
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