Day 1 of our journey

Even without the fancy heating system I slept very well and the temperature was acceptable with the oil heaters. This morning Phil, who knows our boat very well, came over to check out the boat with us. He checked all systems to make sure everything is working.
First he found out that the diesel filters were replaced but the water in the filter was still there. So he drained the water, also some position and navigation lights did not work. Worse thing was that the generator is running but not producing any power.

So overall there are lot of repairs left, but nothing stopped us to finally leave Colton Point Marina. Thanks you Phil for your service.

It took some time to get used to the boat, but after we figured out the synchronizer and autopilot, we boat went in a straight line. Even with Jolanda on the helm.

It was a relief that we are finally on our way, even that we have some obsticales with our boat, crusing on the Ponomic made it worthwhile.

After 3 hours we made our overnight stop at Point Lookout at the South end of the Potomac. We celebrated the day with a glass of Champagne.

Tomorrow it is supposed to get warmer so Jolanda does not need to wear 5 layers of clothes anymore.

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