After a rather exciting few days of social events (Change of Command, new boss's reception, breakfast with some great friends, and a Chucky E. Cheese birthday party), we shifted focus a bit.
This week the port posted flyers stating that the 12th Street Yacht Basin, just north of where we are, is now open to live aboard applicants. Previously 12th Street, which accepts 40+ ft boats, was closed to live aboards even though they have slipside pump out, cable, phone, and water. It's like the best place to cleanly live aboard. We always thought they were just too snooty over there, but it seems that the city had blocked it based on previous plans to build condos next to it. Anyhoo, the condos fell through in this economy and now the basin is open to us! We stopped by the marina office yesterday and checked out a half dozen available slips. Pretty nice neighborhood! Backing in may be a challenge since it's been a while since we've done it, but I think we can swing it.
We'll head over to the office this morning to ask a few final questions and see about shifting! And then we're off to the Seattle Boat Show!