Shellerina’s new berth has a “finger”.
Back in Maine most every slip had fingers, or “side docks” as shown here. Fingers are more rare here on Long Island. Here people back in between a couple pilings, go up forward, and tie a line to each side piling (logs driven into the bottom mud). The problem has been our boat’s design makes it a pain to go up forward every time we want to untie and go, and every time we come back and need to secure. The “finger” solves this.
We think we will be heading out much more frequently for those short runs, like after work for a sunset cruise, or supper on the bay. Fortunately, all the owners in our new neighborhood welcome us to this other end of S-Dock!