The PG&E Shutoff—and the upcoming Great California Shakeout—provides one more great reason to spend Sunday, October 20, in the Waldo Point Harbor Park for the FHA Day in the Park. The free, family-friendly event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where you can enjoy complimentary soup by Davey Jones and receive vital information about emergency preparedness.
This year, the Floating Homes Association has asked longterm residents to share their knowledge about how a houseboat waste system works (holding tanks, pumps, backflow, check valves); about tides and tide cycles; and what is a typical tie-line configuration and placement of pilings. You can learn to tie some basic maritime knots, and explore the FHA Emergency Trailer. See a demonstration about how a concrete box with a house on top can actually float (thanks, Archimedes!).
Free water bottle: If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2020 or would like to join the Floating Homes Association, now is the time! Everyone who renews or joins on Sunday will receive an FHA reusable water bottle (while supplies last!).
Great Music: The morning kicks off with DJ Kai Fogelquist of Main Dock cueing up tunes. Issaquah Dock resident Jim Justice of the Road Scholars is up next, followed by Night Heron resident Stephen Ehret of The Nother Mother Brothers at noon. After the pet parade at 1 p.m., Main Dock’s Davey Jones and Gavin Smith of the Van Damme Hot Clams will close out the party.
So bring your blankets and chairs, listen to the music, and learn what makes this the best community around.