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Aug 10 2021

Algae Blooms

What’s that in the water? A large patch of orange, brown, or green in the Puget Sound is likely to be a “bloom,” or gathering of marine algae or plankton. These are types of water plants and animals.

Dept of Ecology

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Jul 13 2021

Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow is a easy 3-4 hour trip (sailboat speed) from Shilshole.  Catch the outgoing tide north and cross the traffic lanes fairly perpendicular (as you should always do) to run up the Kitsap side.  Round Pt. No Point and head to Foulweather Bluff where you should arrive at slack water to avoid the major tide rips that occur near the bluff and buoy.  From there, its a 3.5 mile trip across the Hood Canal entrance to Pt Ludlow (stay clear of the Tala Point as it is shallow, rock strewn and full of kelp).  The harbor is large with easy anchorage in 25-35 ft of mud bottom.  (avoid the cable crossing area).  There is a dinghy dock at the marina for you to go and explore.  See more here

Port Ludlow trail map


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Jun 27 2021

Enjoy the heat….it could be worse!

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Jun 27 2021

Golden Gardens closing at 10 pm

Seattle Parks has (finally) moved the closing time at Golden Gardens from 11:30 up to 10pm.

This time change is intended to help mitigate an increase in public safety issues and illegal activity at the park, including acts of violence, excessive noise violations, illegal fires, illegal parking, unpermitted events, and blocked access for emergency vehicles.

read more here:   Seattle Parks and Recreation to pilot new opening and closing hours at Golden Gardens Park – Parkways

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Jun 23 2021

Reminder…Registration Tags Due June 30th

All Washington State boat registration tags are due June 30th.   During the first week of July, the Department of Licensing (DOL) will be closed so they can upgrade its driver, vehicle, and vessel licensing system. Most online and in-person services will be unavailable during the update.  Get more details here….

Renew your boat registration by June 30 or risk being stranded in early July

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