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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)

Parts & Pizzas :)

07 January 2009 | Vero Beach, FL
Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Let my fingers do the walking this morning on the internet to find some hardware stores in Vero Beach (still in search of the correct flat head bolts for the wind generator mounting to the deck). Sewell Hardware on US 1 looked like our best bet and when the bus driver asked if we found our stuff at Lowes yesterday (he was surprised we didn't) also recommended Sewells to us and told us which bus to take and told the bus driver to watch out for us. We caught the bus there and found Sewells, no problem it was two stores down from the bus stop. Unfortunately it didn't have the items we were looking for. We were told to try Vero Industrial a block and a half down, around the corner. They'd probably have it. So, we went around the corner and down the street in the industrial area to Vero Industrial Bearing and Bolt. Ya got to love it when you find just what you need after looking and looking and not finding it in other places! They have quite the assortment of stainless and other types of nuts, bolts, screws, etc... By the time we headed back to the bus stop we'd just missed her so we headed for the gas station with a Blimpy Subs in it and ate lunch then went back to the bus stop to wait for our wondrous chariot back to the marina.

Back on the boat, Wayne started bolting the brackets of the wind generator to the boat while I decided to try making pizza for dinner. I've got to remember to make sure that the alcohol canister for the oven is full before I start these adventures in cooking in an alcohol oven. I should have remembered from the other time when it took 3 hours to heat the oven, and knowing that I hadn't used it in a while should have tickled something in my brain...

The oven got to a mighty 250 degrees over the course of an hour and 45 minutes so I just took my chances and put the pizzas in the oven. (Side note here: my oven is quite small so it won't fit a decent size or normal regular size pizza so I made 3 - 8 inch pizzas and fit two on the rack and one on the bottom of the oven.). After an hour in the oven, the temperature went to 200 degrees but the cheese looked melted finally so after another 15 minutes for good measure - we had PIZZA for dinner! It actually wasn't to bad. The better one was the one on the bottom of the oven (we split that one). The hottest part of the pizza was the pepperoni - I wonder if they have different variations of pepperoni? I can't remember pepperoni ever being so spicy before. Anyhow, I've decided that I can add pizza to our menu on the boat. I just need to remember to fill my burners before using the oven. The top burners - I can pretty much tell when they're getting low on fuel - it takes longer to make coffee in the morning.
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