The Calm Before the [Next] Storm

In the Calm Before the Next Storm – Empty Your Holding Tank January 2009: in addition to the storm damage, the Floating Homes Community suffered its longest power outage in at least 25 years. One major inconvenience during this period was the inability to flush our toilets, since our holding tanks... Read more

What Lies Beneath

I don’t usually give much thought to what’s buried in the silt and mud beneath our floating home. Then the tide moves out and some oddly shaped, half-decayed piece of wood catches my eye. Or I find myself mourning (still) a particularly beautifully crafted tool we lost in the course... Read more

Gate 6 Intersection Update

BRIDGEWAY AND NB 101 ON-RAMP INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS A number of floating homes residents attended the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) monthly meeting on Nov. 21. The Gate 6 Intersection Improvement project is moving forward, and the good news includes: a signal and green lane for the bicyclists heading south... Read more

Gateway Gets a Refresh – Progress of Sorts

  Just before Thanksgiving, work got underway over at the Gateway Shopping Center. Whole sections of existing planting were cleared to make way for new landscaping, with a few select trees left in place. The former Best Buy was given a quick coat of spray paint (the developers’ equivalent of... Read more

RBRA Meeting Report – Dec 1 2016

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) held an open meeting at the Sausalito City Council Chambers. This meeting was highlighted by the RBRA’s “Enhanced Enforcement Program,” which is the first active step in using the Sausalito Police and Marin County Sheriff’s Department to remove some... Read more

King Tides Project and Upcoming Events

Last year I stumbled across the King Tides Project, but too late in the year to pass on much that was useful. This year, the calendar of events is so full that I’m only going to highlight the first event coming up on December 11: Outside Kids at High Tides (for info... Read more

Keeping High and Dry

Winter storms are on their way. Are you ready? First and foremost, check the lines that secure your home in your berth. Most floating home lines are made of polypropylene. It’s a good material because it is rather inexpensive. It also has a natural tendency to be a bit stretchy,... Read more

TugBoat Caroling Around the Neighborhood – Dec 6 & 7

Due to possible rains on their way, the 7th Annual Holiday TugBoat Caroling took place last night, around the bay and lagoon, at Waldo Point Harbor. In case you missed it – there’s the promise of a repeat performance tonight (Dec 7) at Galilee Harbor and for the Anchor-outs (weather... Read more

Make Way for the King

December 2016 King Tides Approximate Time & Height Sun   12/11     8:50 a.m.       6.6’ Mon  12/12     9:30 a.m.       6.9’  Tues  12/13   10:15 a.m.       7.0’ Weds 12/14   11:00 a.m.       6.9’ Thur  12/15  ... Read more