Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
-Jean-Paul Sartre --French existentialist philosopher and writer, 1905-1980

Boating On Puget Sound

I found this video of boating in January on Puget Sound. The water gets pretty rough out here at this time of year. We don't go out too often during December or January. The fact that we were completely iced in last January didn't help us log any hours  :) 
Car Drives into water at boat launch
Car Drove into the water taking a wrong turn

Crazy Rain Aboard the Boat Today

 Well, living aboard a boat always has surprises.
Today brought tons of rain, (see earlier video). We had a  little flooding around town.
We also had plenty of cops, fire & helicopters swarming  overhead. It seems as though an older couple got lost in the dark and rain,  and drove off the boat ramp. The people were saved and doing well at the hospital.
Very strange day at the marina
Ahoy All!

 I have found a few nice items that Amazon is selling that might make a nice Christmas gift for the boater: Enjoy!

Everett Christmas Parade of Boats

From the Port Website:

This weekend Dec 11th d 12th  2010 There will be loads of activities down here at the marina along with the annual Parade of boats.
For Immediate Release – December 2, 2010Port of Everett Lighted Boat ParadeThe Port of Everett Marina will be filled with holiday spirit Saturday, Dec. 11 as the Port of Everett hosts the third annual waterfront celebration – Holiday On The Bay.

Through numerous partnerships, the Port of Everett has expanded the event to include a day filled with family fun. Festivities will be from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Port Gardner Landing near Lombardi’s Italian restaurant off 15th Street and W. Marine View Drive. Visitors, please park in the South Marina for the event.

The festivities include:
 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Holiday Farmers’/Craft Market;
• 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Wine Tasting at Meyers CafĂ©;
• 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Radio Disney AM 1250 Holiday Program for Children;
• 2 p.m. – Everett Yacht Club (404 14th Street, Everett) opens for members, their guests and the general public;
• 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Everett Yacht Club Luncheon - Chili & Cornbread provided by Everett Yacht Club. Please bring a shared dish (hot and cold) “No Host Beverages‟ available;
• 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Meet Santa at the Everett Yacht Club and take pictures;
• 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Holiday Music Program - (5) different Everett School District choir’s performing;
• 5 p.m. – Welcome by Port Commissioner Mark Wolken and Everett Yacht Club’s Hank Monteiro; and Santa arrives;
• 5:30 p.m. – Lighted boats parade begins;
 6:30 p.m. – Boat parade ends;
 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Public viewing of lighted boats begins at the Port’s visitors dock near Anthony’s.
 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. - ALL parade participants their guests and the general public are invited to return to the Everett Yacht Club for Holiday desserts and awards presentation of decorated boats.

The Sea Scouts will be collecting canned food and Toys for Tots. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.

About the Holiday Craft Market:
Visitors to the Port of Everett Marina can enjoy the holiday festivities, while also getting some shopping done. Some of the items being offered by this first-time holiday market include: coffee, jellies, jams, hand-blown glass, wreaths, bags, stockings, children’s toys, ornaments, and much more!

This a.m. at the Port f Everett

Video of a Wet & Rainy  Day