An Opportunity to Help Young Neighbors

Volunteer Opportunities: Monday-Thursdays—afternoon classroom support is especially needed—3:30pm (2:30pm on Wednesdays). Or evening one-on-one support from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  For more details, please visit Bridge the Gap — Volunteers. Did you know that you can help some of the children who live in Marin City to get to college? And it... Read more

Bird Drowned by Party Balloon

While out kayaking between Gate 6 1/2 and East and West Piers I saw some floating trash and paddled over to pick it up. It turned out to be a helium party balloon with a long thin ribbon that had gotten tangled around the feet and wings of a bird.... 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

Duck, Duck, Goose – Which is Cuter?

In our own version of “Which is cuter: puppies or kittens?” I’d have to say that the duckies have it over the goslings, at least on the first day out of the nest. A second clutch of ducklings recently hatched over at South 40. Must be something about that giant... Read more

Epic Fishing Day!

Bill Finn Hooks a Sturgeon — May 3 2017 | video by Court Mast We met behind my house on West Pier at 7am on Wednesday, May 3. East Pier neighbor Bill Finn climbed into my 13-foot Boston Whaler and we headed out on glassy water—past Strawberry, around Tiburon, under... Read more

Please Give Our Geese a Break

These are trying times. Canada Geese are nesting on our docks, in our planter boxes and on occasion on our rooftops. It can be particularly unnerving to be walking down the dock—lost in thought—only to be jolted to attention by the sudden hiss of a Canada goose. Rumors abound, which—even if... Read more

Fire Hose Training for All

The latest Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training began Saturday, April 1. Part II—including drills on Kappas East and West Piers—will take place this Saturday afternoon, April 8. Emergency Preparedness Chair Flo Hoylman invites everyone who wants to learn about using fire hoses to come to East Pier at 1:15 p.m. Read more

What’s in a Name? Why Sausalito?

Prior to merging with the new and improved Floating Times, the name that appeared on our blog banner was the Sausalito Floating Homes Association. Going back to the beginning (October of 2015) we didn’t spend much time on the name, but rather swiftly settled on something that got us up and running. We weren’t... Read more