The Marina where Wings’ is moored is a working class neighborhood. Our view is of this gorgeous mountain is always surrounded by hulks. Once you leave the marina you dodge working vessels of all sorts. There are lots of sailboats and motorboats in the bay too. In fact, it’s not at all unusual for a day with good wind to see white sails festooning the water.
The Tyee Marina is ringed with floating relics that have been put out of commission. In fact we think one of them used to be a floating bridge. They act as a breakwater barrier and so far they seem reliable. There are a couple complications with this… one of which happens when the relics sink. Sink? Yep. These relics float and are anchored to the bay floor. They are currently dismantling this vessel that sank last year and it’s not just a week or even month-long job. I’m thinking a few months to a year.
The other complication? Several years ago it seems, one of the relics came off it’s moorings and took out a third of the marina! I think they have those vessels more solidly secured now.
So even though we share the water with working ships, log booms and all kinds of business that depend on shipping, it is a fascinating place I don’t seem to get tired of taking pictures of!