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)

Internet? Not Internet... <sigh>

03 March 2009 | N25*04.493 W77*18.748 Nassau Harbor, New Providence Island to Allen’s Cay/Leaf Cay, The Exumas N24*44.924 W76*50.241
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Eureka! I have Internet access and emails (that makes my morning!) I'm not sure who Bubbanet is, but it works for me! Answered the emails and was about to check the weather when I lost the connection ($*#&). Anyhow it was great to hear from everyone even if I didn't get the weather LOL. Alli I hope everything is okay - all I got was an "ahhhhhhhhh!" I do miss everyone and look forward to seeing everyone even if I don't get to see my bro...

Met a couple from Holland that asked us about our boat name. "Do we know what it means?" "Yes, of course" In Dutch it means hummingbird also...

Pulled out of Nassau Harbor after getting permission from the Harbor Master at 9:00am and headed for Allan's. We hit the Yellow Bank after noon o clock and I took the bow watch for coral heads while Wayne kept the helm.

Pulled in between Allen's and Leaf Cay around 4pm and there were already 6 boats anchored here. Several more followed us in. We're anchored closer to Leaf Cay near the beach and ruins in about 12 ft of water that turns into 3 ft pretty quickly near us. As we were anchoring there were people walking the beach area and iguanas were running up to them. They're pretty prehistoric critters that used to be used in the old B movies as dinosaurs. I hope to get a better look tomorrow - hopefully it won't be too crowded. I understand that because this is the closest anchorage for boats making the passage across the Yellow Bank from Nassau and because of the iguanas, it can be pretty popular for high-speed boats laden with passengers to come to. Oh-oh and we're right near the beach...

One guy was up on the beach cracking open his conch and two iguanas came over to investigate him. Leftovers tonight for us (of pork and potatoes au gratin with corn).

So we're now officially in the Exumas... NE winds are building - they're supposed to be from 10-15 building to 20 tonight. Hope we hold... Low tide is around 6:30pm and it's going on 7pm now.
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