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)

Transporation that's hard to beat!

06 January 2009 | Vero Beach, FL
Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Wow - Vero Beach is much larger than I thought. They have everything here - shopping malls, theaters, you name it - it's here. The best part is the free bus service that stops at the marina and drops you off at various places along specific routes (like Walmart's, Sams, Target, Publix (groceries), Lowes, etc...). We weren't sure of the pattern so while waiting for the bus pickup I asked a couple of ladies how to get to West Marine and Lowes and got the scoop as well as an introduction to the bus driver who told us which bus to take where. While they were out of bus schedules, everyone was very helpful and friendly. It looks like most everything we want can be found by taking the number 1 or number 2 buses - very accommodating for cruisers! We went in search of the stainless bolts - first to Lowes and found quite a bit on our shopping list there but the bolts weren't the right size so we went to West Marine next and ordered some sanitary hose (for the macerator) checked out various things but still didn't find any bolts the correct size. The next delivery to the store is Saturday so it looks like we'll be here until then so we can get the macerator pump going.

After we got back to the marina we decided burgers and beer sounded pretty good so made a side stop at the Riverside Café before going back to the boat. I must say that their burgers are much better than their ribs and of course I got the cole slaw again (it's a winner).
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