on Songline was always exciting as we prepared for a safe mooring. We would contact the port marina for verification that we would have a berth and usually we were met by marina personal who would come in a zodiac or small boat to escort us into our aloted berth. With all the fenders placed along the hull we would stand on deck with the ropes ready to tie to the dock. Usually things went smoothly, yet sometimes confusion with instructions or a botched rope toss would leave us scrambling to correct it. We usually berthed with transom to the main dock and port or starboard alongside a finger-dock.