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)

George Town & Recipe Exchange

26 March 2009 | Monument Anchorage, Elizabeth Harbor Great Exuma
Thursday, March 26, 2009

After the morning weather and announcements on the Cruisers net we read some then dinghied over to George Town. I decided to wear my yellow foulie jacket to see if I could stay dry and it worked for the upper half of me. My butt looked like I'd peed my pants though. Where I was sitting on the dinghy the water would drip down my jacket and wash over the side too. It was a rousing ride over there with the boat filled with our garbage, diesel and water jugs. We were going against the waves this time and even though they were smaller than the previous couple of days, it was a wet ride over and even worse back.

We filled our containers with diesel and water and dumped our trash off and I went over to the straw market to see if I could find Rachel (the conch horn lady) but she didn't come in today - try back tomorrow.

Next stop the wine shop - we picked up 3 more of the French red and one Argentina sweet red to have with spaghetti. The Wine/Liquor Store was busy today with locals and cruisers both.

At Exuma Market I found a loaf of Moms Coconut bread and had to buy it along with some buns for sloppy joes and Mozzarella cheese for pizza. I didn't want to buy much because the dinghy is going to be heavy enough on the way back. At the checkout - I spotted a Snickers box of candy and could not resist (even at $1.25). The dinghy was packed and our bodies jammed in between the fuel and water. The ride back was quite wet. We were both wishing we had a baler for the dink. The water kept washing over into the boat from the side and front. It was NOT a fun ride back. The only dry thing in the boat was my T-Shirt. Note to self: make a bailer for the boat and leave it in it!

We unloaded the dink and loaded the water into the tank and stashed the fuel. Then I cut into Moms bread. It didn't taste much different than her white bread and Wayne was a little disappointed. The second piece we had later - there was coconut in it but Wayne still didn't taste it.

At 2pm we headed over to Volleyball Beach. There was a recipe exchange going on there and I wanted to see if I could find any new ones. Wayne came with me and read on the beach while I went over to browse and share recipes and pick up some starter for bread and the recipe that goes with it. We were told to feed and water our new starter once every 5-7 days and not to mind if it makes weird noises at us LOL. I'm wondering if it's like Mary and Elaine's friendship bread. Quite a few people showed up. I recognized the guy from Autumn Born but I really don't know from where. High Noon (Mary) had a couple nice recipes, Bess (Alibi II) and Cheryl (Just Imagine) both brought starter and bread recipes, Three Quarter Time (Margerty) had an English Muffin recipe, Gennesis had some dip recipes and people were intrigued with my salt water bread recipe (no salt water from this harbor though please - people dump their animal and human waste here). There were quite a few recipes to share and I got to meet Bev from Cloverleaf. She's the person that put out a call for Mahjongg or Scrabble players. I hope I get a chance to play with her before we leave - her dance card sounds a bit full and unfortunately they're heading south while we're heading north.

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