We're looking for the trash fence...

Zip Car coming to Shilshole ?

Posted on Wed 08 July 2009 in Destinations - Shilshole Bay Marina

I don’t know but I’m trying to make it happen!

If you’re not familiar with Zip Car they’re a car rental service focused on people who have fewer or no cars but occasionally need a car. I think the Shilshole Bay Marina is a great candidate for such a service. 99% of the time I ride my scooter and Dawn has the car. But frequently we have to do this logistical dances so I can take the car to run errands for Deep Playa. It would be a lot better if I had easy access to a pickup or small SUV to run errands and carry around large items that won’t fit in my scooter. Zip Car is that solution to me.

Anyway, I’ve got the form from Zip Car and I’m working to get a hold of Sharon in the office to help me fill it out. I’ll let you know how its going.

Moving the boat

Posted on Thu 12 June 2008 in Destinations - Puget Sound


This weekend we will be moving the boat from Blaine to Shilshole Bay Marina as you can see on the map to the left we'll easily sail down I-5... wait no that won't work at all. We'll be on the blue part of the map :-)

We'll be sailing from Blaine to Port Townsend and then to Shilshole (Ballard) in Seattle. Its a big push in 2 days but we can do it or we'll take Monday off. :-)

It will be so nice to have the boat 15 minutes away as opposed to 2 hours. So many little projects to do that are just impossible with the boat so far away. We will miss the Laura at the Little Red Caboose Cafe though. If you are in Blaine you MUST go there tell her Patrick and Dawn from the sailboat sent you!

I have a bunch of photos of our new Nature's Head composting toilet I need to put up for you as well. We'll be using it on this trip if needed, but won't really have the full install done. The older head isn't really working that well and only has a small bag as opposed to a holding tank so we decided to to just move on from that technology and to go with the composting. More on that to come for sure....

Wish us luck and we'll have lots of pics I'm sure when we're done!

We're moving

Posted on Mon 02 June 2008 in Moorage

I just locked up a sublet on D Dock at Shilshole Bay Marina which is right down the street from us as opposed to Blaine Harbor which is 2 hours away. Dawn and I are soo excited about this. It will let us go to the boat after work and on weekends for a few hours in stead of always having to plan a multi-day trips.