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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)

The Day Continued

21 February 2009 | Frazer's Hog Cay Berry Islands
We dinghied to the beach and walked back to the lake (yes it was a lake). It was a bit more dried up than when we saw it yesterday so it must be open to the ocean somewhere not visible to us. We followed the sand/coral road (more path) northward and came upon some ruins that appeared to have been someones home at one time. It had a garage/workshop out back and steps built into the coral/stone that led up a path to the house that had a wonderful view of the water and Aurora (Den & Brigid's boat) Naturally I had to take a picture. On the way back to the road we ran into Brigid & Denny. They were coming back from the other ruins further up the road. We decided to walk to the Berry Yacht club for beers and maybe some conch fritters. We got the beers but no conch - they only had fish and chicken wings so we ordered both. Half an hour later the lady called me back to the kitchen to tell me they had no fish. So we all had chicken wings, which she served to us with a small salad and fries. She said she'd have conch for me tomorrow so we said we'd be back for dinner at 5:30 (you have to let them know ahead of time if you want dinner or they won't have it). This is a cute little place & we met the progeny of the man that built it. They were here to scatter their dad's ashes and were telling the lady that they'd bring pictures of the place and how it looked back then. Pretty cool.

After we left the Berry Club we walked to the other side of the island where the water was very shallow. We passed the area where all the trash is taken. It looks like nothing ever leaves the island that comes on to it. We collected some shells and wandered the coral rock then headed back for the beach. The waves were up out of the east and the wind was howling. I was glad to see Kolibrie was still at anchor even if her back end was pointed toward the shore in shallower water. When we got back to the boat (wet dinghy ride through the waves) the depth was reading 7.5 ft and we were close to high tide. The anchor alarm showed we'd moved 60 ft toward the shore. With the wind pushing at us toward the lee shore we took a committee vote of two to move. We considered moving out to where Aurora was, only they looked like they were rocking more than we were so we decided to pay up the $15/night for a mooring and take one in front of the Berry Yacht Club. The winds are picking up again as I write this.
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