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Monday, 12/1/08

Today is December 1st ! After going the last 5 miles of he Dismal Swamp Canal, we entered the beautiful Pasquanank River.  I think it's even prettier than the Dismal Swamp Canal.  It's very peaceful.  I especially liked that lush forest on both sides.  There was still a lot of fall color.

We stopped in Elizabeth City at noon.  We tied up to the town dock for free.  That's something they do here for cruisers.  We took $3 showers at the fitness center in town.  My shower got cold.  Mom and Uncle Gary took cold showers too.  They were not very happy about that.  Then we came home and did some school.  I am happy.©

Tuesday, 12/2/08

Today we crossed the Albemarle Sound.  It was huge.  Then we motor-sailed through the Alligator River.

Chris and I had a long day of school today.  I am tired of 5th grade.

We arrived at Dowry Creek Marina in Belhaven very late.  I took a nice, hot shower.  Tomorrow we are leaving to go offshore to the Bahamas.  I am happy.©

Wednesday, 12/3/08

We won't touch US land for a long time!  The next land we will touch at all is the Bahamas.  After passing Beaufort, we motor-sailed offshore at 5:30pm.

I did a small day of school and don't expect to do any on the passage.

I'm gonna stay up with Mom tonight.  I am happy.©

Thursday, 12/4/08

It turned out that I didn't stay up with Mom.  But Dad'll wake me up tonight.  My goal is to stay up from midnight - 2:00am.  I'm going to be early.

Today was fun-filled.  In the morning, we caught a fish, but it got away, as did the one we caught in the afternoon.  Because Mom was tired, we didn't do much school.  Well, I gotta get to sleep.  I am happy.©

Friday, 12/5/08

Unfortunately, I didn't reach my goal.  I only stayed up for 1 ½ hrs.  But that's good for me.  I won't stay up tonight, but maybe tomorrow night.

We decided not to do school today, so I hung out.  We had two fish bites, but both got away. I wish we could land a fish.  Let me rephrase that:  I wish the fish would stop spitting the hooks.

I like this passage.  It's calm and quiet.  I am happy.©

Saturday, 12/6/08

I'm gonna try to achieve my goal.  Dad's gonna wake me up at 0:00, so I'll stay up with him.

We did school today, but I didn't do a full day.  No fish bites, but I hope for some tomorrow.  Nothing else today.  I am happy.©

Sunday, 12/7/08

I have achieved my goal!!  I stayed up from 0:30 to 2:30am.  Dad and I were gonna watch a movie, but the portable DVD player messed up.  But that was a lot of excitement.  We thought it was the battery, so first, we had to find an extension cord to plug into so we could plug in.  That was a success.  But that failed, so I tried to find a transformer so we could plug in upstairs.  I didn't find it.  But it's weird 'cause Chris and I watched A Bug's Life and it worked fine.  Weird, huh?

The rest of the day isn't worth talking about.  I am happy.©