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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)

17 February 2009 | Bimini, Blue Water Marina
Partly cloudy, mid to lower 70s
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It was a cool, beautiful morning out with a good breeze. Made sausage and eggs and had some more of that delicious Bimini bread with it and we split a banana and orange. After breakfast we walked into Alice Town and out to the tip of the island where we'd come in at, to the cemetery and out to the wreck. I don't know how long it's been there, but it's pretty well mostly breaking apart. I couldn't imagine being the house in front of it watching it crash up onto the shore. Just think, for the next 100 years or so, they have a wonderful view of a rusting hulk sitting in front of their beach view and actually on their beach.

I was going to pick up another loaf of bread for when we leave tomorrow but the bread lady wasn't there today. When we got back to the boat I saw Denny standing out on the dock near his boat so we went over to say hi. They're going back towards Bimini Bay Resort with another couple (up the river) and wanted to know if we wanted to come along too but we need to get diesel before we can take off tomorrow. They plan on heading out tomorrow too so maybe we can buddy with them out until they head north. They're going to the Berry's and then toward the Abacos but we're both heading toward North Rock and Mackie Shoals? Another front is supposed to be coming in Thursday so we need to be tucked in off the bank by then. Rick (an instructor) was talking about going over to the End of the World Bar this evening so we might head over there too. It sounds intriguing.

Well we never made it to the Bar, we ended up over near the pool for sundowners with Denny and Brigid and Layne and Joan from the Shahadaroba (the motor boat 2 boats down from us on our dock). All the French speaking Quebec boats were by the pool also. After we got back to the boat I couldn't believe how cold I'd gotten. Made ham sandwiches with the last of the Bimini bread and now its time for some shuteye.

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