We changed our plans en route. There's a restaurant here that has a pier that's open to transients. That was our goal. But more pressing goals was 1) getting fuel (all this upward pushing burns the gallons!) and 2) getting pumped out. The town of Madison also has a public dock with a pump out. The plan was to pump out there, then go back the 1/2 mile to the restaurant for the night, and fuel up in Florence tomorrow. There was a marina that claimed they had diesel, Rivercrest Marina, but the did not answer various calls Russ made over the last couple of days to get a fuel price.
|Fancy water pump house for Louisville.|
Everyone remembers the flood of '37!
It took a long time to tank up on fuel, almost 2 hours. First because we needed it -- the port tank was at 15% and the starboard at 25% so lots of space in the tanks to fill. Second, the pump wasn't fast. But more importantly, they don't get big sales like us usually so there is a shut off (the pump assumes it's just spilling fuel everywhere). They had to close out the sale then restart the pump for us to keep going. To that end, we're seriously hoping the fuel is okay. Diesel, like fresh fruit, doesn't last forever.
|inQuest fueling at Rivercrest|
|This Fountain. As far as I could tell, |
that was the name.