Welcome to 2017, and hello from the Seattle boat show! January at Blind Channel began as a blur of activity as our water taxis ranged far and wide including a regular trip to the head of Loughborough inlet while our cabins continue to be rented up. Cabin rentals this month included a group of local urchin and sea cucumber divers, a coastal delicacy abundant in the tidal waters. But aside from business, as usual, the fast approach of the Seattle boat show had us scrambling with last minute preparations. The 2017 boat show opened on the 27th of January with Blind Channel proudly showing off a booth, greeting familiar friends and making new ones. The positive feedback from the boat show has us looking forward to another memorable year.