The Annual Elliott Bay Marina Holiday Party & Decorating Contest
This week our marina had their annual holiday party & decorating contest for all of the tenants. The winner gets one month’s free moorage! Of course that is motivation in itself, but as I mentioned last week, no one was going down to M Dock to view our lights.
Scott and I got to the marina during sunset and what a sunset it was!! I only wish we had been on a taller boat to really capture how stunning the sky was.
Mount Rainier looked nostalgic sitting off in the distance.
The Olympic Mountains stood out too. They don’t have a ton of snow on them, as we just had ten days of sunshine and no rain.
It was so festive watching the sunset while our dock neighbor Joe had Christmas music on. Ironically, this was the first time all year that we finally met Joe, even though his boat is directly across the dock from us. After the sunset, we headed up to Palisade Restaurant for a cocktail and an appetizer.
Holiday Party at the Marina
The party was in the harbormaster’s office and we all snuggled in. It was fun to finally meet a few friends from Instagram and also meet other boaters. Most of the people we met were also new boaters this year, so we shared similar stories.
With wine in hand, the four of us headed down to D & E Docks to judge the best boat. There were a few others on B Dock, but we were too lazy to walk over there.
I was amazed as to how many boats were completely decked out for the holidays!
This sailboat didn’t have their lights on, but I bet it looks super cool when they are on.
In this photo, you can see in the distance, a blue Space Needle. We think that it was on B Dock and a boat on B Dock did win an honorable mention.
Here we are with our dock neighbors having a great time judging the boats!
This was on E Dock, so we headed over there. I was certain this was the winning boat, but it wasn’t according to the office. This boat is on the “odd numbered” side of E Dock and the Best Decorated Boat was E66. Waiting to hear from the marina as to what the decorations were on the winning boat.
Not only did this boat have the huge lighted Christmas tree, but the detail on board was amazing! Above you can see a nutcracker soldier.
Then they had a polar bear and snoopy!
On the bow, he had an igloo and penguins fishing! Really, this was an awesome boat!
I think the boat below was across from this boat and it could be E66 (the winner).
Scott and I are so glad we came to the party! It was great meeting so many people and enjoying the festivities of the season. This is just another reason why we love Elliott Bay Marina so much! Thank you to everyone at Elliott Bay Marina for hosting a fun holiday party. Tis the Season! Merry Christmas! Scott and Ally