The Houseboats of Amsterdam

On a late April visit to Amsterdam, Jane and I discovered the Houseboat Museum, and were struck by the parallels between the Dutch waterfront community and our own. The museum is housed in the Hendrika Maria, a former freighter, built in 1914. Until the 1960s the boat primarily transported sand... Read more

Timmy Fleshman Passes – Boo Has a New Home

Tim Fleshman, of the Sausalito waterfront community, died May 3, 2018 at Marin General Hospital. He was 61. He was hoping to make it to see another July 4th celebration at Dunphy Park in Sausalito, where, for years, he raised a very large American flag. Of all the salty dogs... Read more

Status Quo for RBRA

At their April meeting, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) decided on the general direction in dealing with the anchor-out vessels in Richardson’s Bay. Previously, they had delineated four possible options to choose from: Option #1) Enforce existing time limits on all vessels Option #2)  Manage vessels arriving in Richardson’s Bay... Read more

Rising Sea: Understanding Impacts to Bothin Marsh

The area north of our floating community turns out to be the canary in the coal mine. Because of its location and geography, this end of Richardson Bay and Bothin Marsh will likely experience sea level rise earlier than most. Josh Collins, chief scientist of the San Francisco Estuary Institute,... Read more

A Clutch Here – A Gaggle There – It’s Spring!

Canada Geese—love ’em, hate ’em—the clutches of eggs, and the fluffy goslings that emerge, signal spring is here. It’s a good time to remind folks to give the nests a wide berth, and to defer to these federally protected birds during close encounters on the docks and along the waterside.... Read more

Gate 6 | Bridgeway Intersection Construction Scheduled for 2019

The fix for the confluence of 101, Bridgeway, the bike path, and Gate 6 Road has been delayed again. Originally promised to begin in summer 2017, the construction to improve safety for everyone—people walking, biking, and driving—at the dangerous intersection of Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road is now scheduled to take place... Read more

Watering: It’s that Time of Year Again

From the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD):  It’s that time of year: With the recent warmer and drier weather, many gardeners are turning on their irrigation systems. It’s common for irrigation systems to suffer some damage over the winter, so be sure to check that your system is functioning properly... Read more