Setting Sail

April 27 2014

We left our dock at 8:00 to make a quick stop at the fuel dock to top off the tanks and where Ken was kind enough to take a picture of us. 

50 gallons in each tank took a little while, so in the meantime I worked on setting up the GoPro.  Background – folks at my work were very excited for us and gifted us with a great action camera along with some accessories at my going away party (thanks ACSI!).  After the tanks were topped off we set sail, and shortly thereafter I was able to get the camera going.  While we didn’t catch any undocking or docking action, we learned about our battery limits and camera placement.  There are a few items of interest in the video here and the time lapse video is under 4 minutes.

It was a beautiful day and an uneventful trip of around 3 hours.  I spent a good part of that time bringing some organization to our chaos – the result of the past week’s numerous trips from home to boat. We arrived at Delaware City Marina accompanied by a little breeze and a strong current, but docked safely with the able help of marina owner Tim and his assistant.

Foster was pleased, they have floating docks so that makes it easy to step on and off the boat via the swim platform. The marina also gives a discount to people that belong to the America Great Loop Cruiser Association. The owner had seen our flag when we docked. Marina has a great store with gifts and boat parts and is a 5 minute walk from the center of Delaware City. If all the marinas on our trip are like this we will have a wonderful time.

We put a few final touches on the cleanup and were ready to welcome our first guests at 3:00 for our open house.  Several friends stopped by, and we enjoyed showing off the boat and chatting for the next couple of hours.  The rest of the evening was spent sorting out video editing software and connectivity challenges.   

3 thoughts on “Setting Sail

  1. Kevin & I had fun seeing you both in Delaware City today and loved getting a tour of the boat. Wishing you a Bon Voyage!

  2. Congratulations, you are officially Loopers. Safe travels and enjoy the trip of your lifetimes. I’m jealous, what can I say but best of luck and stay to the deep side.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing the link, Susan. I am totally envious! Just found out that the house that is about to be rebuilt for me – post quake – will now sit inside the ½ metre sea level rise zone. So I am starting to think that living on a boat might be a much better choice than rebuilding on land. LOL. Have the trip of your lifetime. Wish I coming too! I really look forward to following your travels on the blog. All my love and lots of big hugs. Dora. XX :)

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