Gate 6-1/2 Celebrates the Life of John Polivka

John Polivka, a resident of Gate 6 1/2 for over 20 years, passed away over the holidays after a brave struggle with cancer. John owned three boats on the dock, which will be sold by real estate agent Howard Myers. Neighbors gathered on the evening of January 1 to celebrate... Read more

There’s No Place Like (a Floating) Home for the Holidays

Holiday celebrations take many forms on the waterfront. Blaze Nash transported carolers around the Waldo Point Lagoon on her little red tugboat Otto. Gate 6 1/2 and Issaquah staged progressive potlucks with entrees provided by the Floating Homes Association; Issaquah partiers were encouraged to wear Christmas sweaters: ugly, festive, fun,... Read more

More Vehicle Break-Ins

On the day after Thanksgiving, two vehicles belonging to visitors to Gate 6 1/2 were broken into and burglarized in broad daylight. The smash-and-grabs were reported to the sheriff’s office, and two deputies responded to take a report. These are the latest incidents of vandalism or burglary in our parking lots.... Read more

A Labor Day Weekend to Remember

A Labor Day weekend to remember—or forget—depending upon how one managed to survive the heatwave. Joy Dryden (West Pier) describes the intense heat—105 degrees in the shade—on the afternoon of Friday, September 1: I decided at the most heat (105°) to seek refuge at my air conditioned office. As I... Read more

High Tides July 20-24

Beginning Thursday, July 20, we’ll experience another series of nighttime high tides. Flooded parking lots can total cars and damage the wheels on shopping carts, so be prepared to move both cars and carts from low-lying parking spaces. Warn your guests! Read more

Embracing Sea Level Rise

What’s not to like about a beautiful photo, with the sky reflected back in a rippling pool of water? We put up with the king tides of winter, and some of us (East Pier and Gate 6 1/2, the further end of A Dock parking where 2 or 3 spots... Read more

June High Tide Warning

Our highest tides occur around the summer and winter solstices. During the week of June 19, tides will be highest in the evenings, peaking later every night through Sunday, as shown below: Heavy storms can add a foot of water to these predicted tides. Right now, no rain is forecast for... Read more

February High Tide Warning

High Tides are coming again: Heavy storms can add a foot of water to these predicted tides. Flooded parking lots can total cars and also damage the wheels on shopping carts, so be prepared to move both cars and carts if high tides coincide with rain. Warn your guests! Read more