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)

Vero (errrr Velcro Beach) Florida

16 January 2009 | Vero Beach, FL
Friday, January 16, 2009

The winds were high today with the second of the cold fronts roaring across the states. I checked the weather back home - a high of 6 degrees with a wind chill in the negative 20s. A lot of people had snow/weather days today across the nation including my old school system (JPS). I am sooo not going to complain about our weather here with a high in the 60s and a low in the 40s. We'll just throw another blanket on the berth.

We went into town to the post office today to mail back the wrong chip for the chart plotter that was sent to us and to send back the water heater element to KISS.

I must say that I wasn't overly impressed with the amount of energy we generated with the KISS yesterday, and after hearing a knocking all night (metal on metal from the pole against the bimini supports?) I really wasn't enamored with it. But after watching it in action with the higher winds today - I'm impressed - to say the least. We didn't turn the generator on at all and our batteries are at 13.17 amps with my computer running too. Now if we could just figure out how to stop that knocking...

After we got back to the marina, we dingied over to the Riverside for a couple of their burgers then back to the boat to try and tackle feeding the sanitary hose down under the tub to the berth area etc... Interesting to be upside down for extended periods of time in the dark with a flashlight on the head trying to catch tubing, wire and rope to feed the pipe through it. Needless to say we ran out of time and patience too - so tomorrow is another day.
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