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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)

Vegetarian Dinosaurs

06 March 2009 | Leaf Cay aka Iguana Island
Friday, March 06, 2009

Well, the battery monitor seems to be working still - a good thing. I started that John Grisham book last night that Wayne finished the night before - Street Lawyer. What a good book - it hooked me and I was up reading until 10:30. Then I finished it this morning. I love it when a book hooks you and keeps you in suspense until the end!

We went over to Allen Cay - me without my camera because I thought we'd only be swimming. What a spectacular view from the top. Wayne washed the grill out in the sand and I snorkeled around abit. I found an old car wreck in the water, and saw coral, quite a few fish that I was familiar with from my salt water tanks at home and school, and some juvenile conch about as big as my fist. Then we went back over to Leaf Cay (Iguana Island). I had some old cherry tomatoes, celery tips and romaine scraps that the iguanas snapped up like it was gold. This surprised me because there were two tour boats and various tourists feeding them most of the day. I think that the tour boats bring grapes with them for the tourists to feed, at least that's what it looks like from our boat.
Snorkeling over there I saw bigger fish - yellow fin, red fin and some fatter silver fish. Found one conch that was just under size to take - the start of a lip but not prominent, so I let him go.

We then took a saltwater bath and fresh water rinse back at the boat. It's so stunningly beautiful here but desolate/isolated except for the cruisers and tourists that frequent these uninhabited islands. The white sand seems whiter against the aqua colored water and blue skies. The grey/brown rock masses of coral/marl islands streaked with green lend more color to the blue pallet. I find myself lonely at times for my family and friends. I miss the sharing of lives and thoughts with people.
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