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.