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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)

Burgers :)

18 April 2009 | Marsh Harbor
Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco Island

Well we ended up staying put here again today. The winds last night were 20-25 knots. After listening to the Cruiser's Net this morning - the weather, and wave conditions were not to our liking. We'd have been banging into the waves the entire way to Hope Town.

I checked my bread dough, and it didn't rise as well as last time and seemed a bit looser too, but I loaded it into the bread pans, watched it rise some more, and put it into the oven. Hey might as well see how badly I messed up the dough at this point! I'm wondering if the mixing of bread flour with regular floor (I ran out of bread flour) may have also contributed to my breads demise.

I've never had dough run out of the pan before - but that's what happened. (What happened!?!?!). The order of mixing and the late addition of the egg to the mix DO seem to make a difference. I had drops of bread "batter" all over the bottom of the oven and it smelled like burning toast throughout the boat. When I checked it later, both loaves had deflated . My nice poofy tops were flat, and on the one pan it had dripped so badly around the pan I had to cut the crust away from the lip of the pan to get the bread out. On a brighter note - we both agree - it still tastes good LOL.

We went back into town (our little tender guard was there to protect our dinghy- once again) to get another awesome burger at the Golden Grouper and took a side trip to the grocery store for more flour. This time they had bread flour! So the next batch I make, I'll not mix all-purpose with bread flour but will use one or the other exclusively.

We chatted with a guy that was making conch salad for people on the street about conchs and conch horns. He makes a living by taking tourists out snorkeling and conching. He also sets up a stand to make conch salad and sell conch shells. Seems strange when you can find the shells all over.

We'll have the left over turkey for dinner tonight but right now I'm enjoying a nice breeze in the cockpit, sipping black tea and listening to the laughing gulls. It feels about 70 out now and the gulls are soaring in circles above the boats. I'll go below when the conch horns blow

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