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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)

Walking along...

23 March 2009 | Monument Anchorage, Elizabeth Harbor Great Exuma
80 degrees, windy (21-25 knots) Mostly sunny
Monday, March 23, 2009

We were going to go into town today but it just seemed like everything we touched went wrong. The solar lantern got knocked into the drink; the teak cup holder snapped off, going to make breakfast 3 of my new eggs smashed on the floor, we saw Moonlight Seranade dinghy by to catch the ferry and couldn't make contact; I radioed the taxi's on 12 and 14 and nobody responded to my hails; the plastic piece used to hold the bathroom hatch up got shattered and it seemed it was one thing on top of another. To top it off, we'd be dinghy surfing into 21-25 knot wind waves and then returning in them soooo we decided that today was not a good day to go into Georgetown. On a brighter note, our gas and water jugs are emptied and ready to go tomorrow (or whenever), and later in the day we dinghied over to Hamburger Beach (next to us at Monument Beach) as it's in the sheltered side of the hill here so very little fetch/waves. We hiked over to the Exuma Sound side and watched the waves pounding the rocks and beach. The wind was much stronger over on the windward side, but with the surf and rocks it was beautiful. Then we hiked the trail for a bit and ended back over to Hamburger Beach. It's a cute little beach, not as popular as Volley Ball Beach, quite quiet. There's a small shack that makes hot dogs and hamburgers, and you can get sodas, beer and drinks there. They have colorful little picnic table areas with thatch topped shade areas at the beach and it's just a cute little place. I got a punch there, then we came back to the boat.

I made some tuna salad for dinner and we're spending a quiet late afternoon reading.
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