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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)

Another month gone...

01 February 2009 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida N26*07.132 W80*04.357
60 degrees, windy, partly sunny
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Wow - February - the doldrums of winter approach. When at home I start looking forward to those Burpee Seed and Rose Catalogs as the snow and ice start piling up!

It didn't get as cold last night (no port/window condensation on the head) so it was nice to be able to get up and look outside. I was looking where the large catamaran was moored next to us and noticed that it was no longer there. There was a dinghy at the mooring so I thought, "oh they went out this morning for a sail" because sometimes boats do that. Then I noticed there was somebody sitting in the dinghy... It was Chris from Spirit - holding the mooring for Nelson "Last Boat" - their buddy boat that we'd met in Vero Beach. I yelled good morning to him and kidded him about really being in the doghouse with Marie LOL. Nelson showed up about 10 minutes later and they got all secured.

Not much happening today. It was a beautiful day out - sunny and cool temperatures. I made some blueberry muffins (found some awesome looking blueberries in town) to go with breakfast then we went for showers. I ran into a woman from our mooring field, going into the shower, from Happy Cat & we chatted for a while. I guess it was a little more than a while, because I could hear the shower cut off over on the men's side before I even got into the shower, so Wayne was waiting for a while& getting worried that something happened to me in the shower.

It was a beautiful day to be out and about. I watched people walking and jogging along the bridge and boats coming and going, then laid out in the cockpit reading while Wayne worked on one of the thru-hulls that has a drip.

We split a Cuban (sandwich) and read a bit, then I made sloppy joes for dinner - a Superbowl Tradition. Unfortunately the TV wasn't being cooperative and our picture kept coming and going with a lot of static so the TV went back off after the 1st quarter while the Steelers were ahead at 10 to zip. We're rooting for Laura & Greg's Cardinals but don't know the outcome of the game...

Another cold front is heading through tomorrow and it looks like an Arctic Front moving southward again.
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