We just got back from 2 weeks cruising south Puget Sound. We started by going to Poulsbo for the 3rd of July Fireworks, then down the backside of Bainbridge, through Rich Passage and down Colvos Passage (W side of Vashon) to Quartermaster Harbor for a great 4th of July show. Then its a quick run over to Gig Harbor to wait for favorable current to go through the Narrows. If you go direct from Shilshole, its about a 5 hour run to Gig Harbor (current always flows north in Colvos).
Time your southbound trip through the Narrows for a flooding current. Stay in the middle away from the bridge pylons to avoid the back eddies and get the most push. You’ll be surprised at your speed over ground as you zip though and how quickly you cover the distance. You pop out 0n the east end of Fox Island. Your cruising guides will list all possible anchorages to explore and their amenities. Here is what we did… Continue Reading »
Hello Fellow Boaters,
It may have come to your attention that our blog postings has slowed to a near stop. While it is the season to take a trip away from the dock and we have fewer folks around the Marina some of us have been just run out of time and ideas. I am speaking for myself at this moment. I would really like to see more posts, if you value the blog as means of communication please join in. This site sat dormant for along time, years in fact.
Please post. You can tell about a recent experience, ideas and even questions.
By the way, Shilshole Prepares has had a major shift in the force behind it in the last month. Jim Doub has moved to Edmonds Marina with his lovely Sharon. He has a few days a month here at Shilshole while his liveaboard status is confirmed at Edmonds, but he felt it was time to let others take over the program he helped to shape and care for. If you know Jim then you know he is a hard man to keep up with. The quality of his work and his heart will be sorely missed. Thank you, Jim for all that you did to keep us prepared.
The Liveaboard Association’s Board has assumed the task of maintaining the Shilshole Prepares page of the Shilshole Blog. Meetings with City of Seattle and other agencies, up dates and drill as well as information will handled by the various board members, however we could use some additional people to help out.
Volunteering is a little like orienteering there are obstacles, but please don’t that worry you. It is worth it and you might even have fun!
Are you new to boating and Shilshole and have questions about where to go, what to see, and what to watch out for?
or…Have you been there many times before and have suggestions that can help the rest of us?
…feel free to share your thoughts here on the Blog.
Warren Buck with the President
All of us know the President was in town last week. It is a good bet that few of us knows anyone who meet the President when he was in town. As it happens,
one of our fellow live aboard tenants did just that. His wife Cate Buck arranged for him to meet the President. Warren Buck is a distinguished Physics Professor at the UW. Soon to be retired. He was recently appointed to the Board of Regents of William and Mary University in the State of Virginia. Way to go Warren! I have known Warren and Cate for a couple of years now and I have to say they really are a Dynamic Duo.