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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)

Womans work?!?!?!

02 March 2009 | N25*04.493 W77*18.748 Nassau Harbor Club, Nassau Harbor, New Providence Island
Monday, March 2, 2009

With bread, my meal to start the day was ham sandwiches! I was craving a sandwich! Then we walked to the bank and tried out the ATM. It wouldn't take either of our cards. There was a huge line inside the bank so we went back to the marina to ask where we should go. We were told to try the Texaco Station down the road and if that one didn't work, then the Esso Station past that. Hopefully one of those would work because I really didn't want to walk to the Atlantis Casino to try their machine - I'd probably end up staying and feeding the slot machines LOL. Luckily the Texaco one worked. I was leery of using one in a gas station but we'll see how it ends up. From there we went to the post office to mail out cards. The girl there said "I hope these don't need to be anywhere quick". I figured hey March 5 for the first one, then the next and she said it will take a month if not a year... What!?!?! So we ended up mailing out all the cards for March today. It will be interesting to see when they end up back home! So Greg, Patti, Jack, Lyric, take note of when they get to you - I'll be interested in seeing how long it takes to get from Nassau Bahamas to home. At least they have pretty stamps I guess. The girl at the post office lamented that she never gets mail so it doesn't matter if it takes a year or not to get to her LOL Yikes!

We continued our walk going down towards the cruise ship docks for a while then cut back through town via Shirley Street. Man, everywhere you looked, it had a ghetto feel to it. Security signs posted everywhere, barred windows and doors, barbed wire and quite a few druggies were quite evident. We ended up cutting back towards the water through a churchyard and cemetery. It always amazes me how weathered the tombs are - you can't hardly read any of them - even a lot of the newer ones.

After we got back to the boat I took the laundry to the Laundromat and between washing and drying walked to the hardware to see if they had a replacement bulb for the light in the head (no). Then walked to Browns Marine store (no), then to the next one - success! Finished the laundry and headed back to the boat. Wayne had replenished the fuel and water and had finished scrubbing down the cockpit while I was gone.

Put the laundry away, made up the berth then started dinner (pork, potatoes a gratin and green beans). I feel like little Suzi home maker today. Especially being told that laundry is woman's work - cough, cough... Everyone knows how that set me off I'm sure...
Tomorrow we head for Allen's Cay. Good thing I don't say that Navigation is a man's work, etc... etc... etc...
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