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)

Happy New Year - More Manatees

01 January 2009 | Titusville, FL
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Titusville Municipal Marina, FL

Today was spent doing last minute laundry (that was previously missed), vacuuming, and finishing up storing our food goods as well as filling our water tank. When we got up this morning, the wind was roaring and the waves were rolling in so we decided to stay put. Wayne tried to hook up our macerator pump but on further inspection - it will have to wait. He originally thought the hoses and wire were in the boat but they aren't - so it will hopefully be done when we get to Vero Beach. Rumor has it that if you can't get it there, and it's for a boat, it doesn't exist. more thing to do before we depart for the Bahamas. We saw the manatees again today. Yay! They're such docile and large creatures that seem to call out to me "See - we're here, you're here, now - kick back, relax... After finally seeing them, and hearing the weather reports back home - it feels real. The next hurdle will be crossing the Gulf Stream to get to the Bahamas.

I decided that we'd start the New Year off on a positive note so made breakfast with eggs, sausage and toast and then a nice dinner with Steak, salad, rolls and a Bosca Spumanti. So we're now clean, provisioned, packed, well fed, and ready to head out again tomorrow. This is a nice little place that I wouldn't mind coming back to - they have a nice park for locals to come fish at and there's stores, etc. in walking distance. For all the time our boat has been here we've spent little time at the marina except the last couple days LOL. Seeing a launch would have made a wonderful cherry on top of the cake - maybe next time?
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