This is the second in an ongoing series called “5 Favorites” in which we’ll explore a range of topics such as memorable anchorages, breweries, fun things to do, ports, beautiful places, pubs, days of sailing, meals to make aboard and much more. The aim is not to make a list of “bests,” but rather to provide an entertaining and insightful look at things we’ve enjoyed while cruising in the Pacific Northwest.
One of the many frequently asked questions we get about living and cruising on Yahtzee is if we shower aboard. Except for using the sun shower on deck in the summer, we don’t shower on the boat. Instead, we roll it into our routine when stopping in port for provisions, fuel, laundry, etc.
That being the case, we’ve seen our fair share of shoreside facilities over the years, as have many cruisers, which led to a lively discussion the other night about the best and worst marina showers in the area. While laughter ensued, we realized it would make a perfect “5 Favorites”, and though all these places get high marks from us for their cleanliness, there are other factors and memorable stories that help set them apart from the rest.
In no particular order, here are our five favorite marina showers in the Pacific Northwest.
Arabella’s Landing Marina: Gig Harbor, Washington
It was the day after Thanksgiving and rain was coming down in buckets when we arrived at Arabella’s Landing. Soaked and chilled, we secured the dock lines, hooked up shore power, turned on the space heater, grabbed our towels and toiletries, and made way for the showers. Clean and welcoming, we found a hot, sauna-esq bathing experience that could only be described as heavenly. It was the perfect way to start our time in Gig Harbor; clean, warm, refreshed and ready to head for 7 Seas Brewing. Continue reading 5 Favorites | Marina Showers