We came into the Bay on fumes after having to motor for the last three days of our passage.
When Rob and JD offered to give us a hand at the fuel dock, we said YES!
There are no photos of this process, as it takes 100% concentration at hands on.
We had to tie up in a Med mooring stern-to. This alone requires a man on the dock helping with the lines, a person on board securing the lines, a person at the helm, and a person at the bow dropping the anchor and keep the stern of the boat at a safe distance from the fuel dock.
There was a lot of surge and swell which made the whole process a bit scarier.
When we finished, we were all hot and tired. The remedy? Go for a swim! We had about 6 knots of wind so we unfurled the Jib part way and turned off the engine. We were moving 1.5-2 knots. Rob tied a fender to 150 ft of line and attached it to Pangaea.
I went in, as well. It was very refreshing!
Thanks again, guys!!
First Mate Kate