Issy Goes Home

  On June 17th Issy was released into the Pacific Ocean, at Chimney Rock, alongside 11 other very plump and healthy harbor seals with whom Issy had been spending lots of time—at the Marine Mammal Center —these past 3 months. As I opened the crate to let him out, he...

A Solo Sailing Race to Hawaii

On July 2, Issaquah resident Jiří Šenkyřík set sail, racing across the Pacific ocean to Hawaii – solo. The Singlehanded TransPac 2016, the 20th edition, is a race from San Francisco (Tiburon) to Hanalei, on the north shore of Kauaʻi. This year, 22 men and one woman are participating, using...

Issy Release Imminent

After about three months at The Marine Mammal Center, Issy is ready for his big release into the Pacific, this Friday June 17. He is fat, healthy and ready to go, along with six of his buddies. Stay tuned for the story and pictures of his release. Links to previous...

Five Facts About Canada Geese

  Late April and early May is breeding season for Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis). Those cute little goslings seen wandering around East and West Piers will soon grow into 15 to 20-pound creatures that will live for as long as 20 years. Here are five facts to keep in mind...

FHA Board Meeting Notes – Feb 8, 2016

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD HAS BEEN DOING, HERE’S A BULLET LIST OF THE IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING THINGS THAT HAPPENED AT THE february 8, 2016 BOARD MEETINGS: Issaquah Dock was applauded for the number of renewals that have come through recently. All Dock Reps were given current reports so...

2016 FHA Meeting & Party in Pictures

  The 2016 Annual FHA Meeting kicked off with an overflow of people craning to hear the updates from our elected officials. Is it possible we’ve outgrown the Bay Model, much as we love the place? The full report will appear in the next Floating Times, due out mid-April. The...

Issaquah Rocks the Seahorse

video by Ed Lopez | post by Mari Steeno The Issaquah Holiday Party at the Seahorse was a huge success. The organizers were Julie Durbin, Michele Affronte, Mari Steeno and Jennifer Gennari. The 60 residents and friends that attended were greeted at the door with a glass of champagne. There...

The Early Days of Kappas and WPH

Long-time waterfront resident T.J. Nelsen has written a very personal memoir of Sausalito’s Gate 6 community: Houseboats, Drugs, Government and the 4th Estate. Nelsen discovered the Sausalito waterfront in the early ’60s, and soon moved to Don Arques’ property at Waldo Point, where he worked at various odd jobs. In 1969...