In the News

February 6, 2019

Councilmember Lovelett now senator

Former Anacortes City Councilmember Liz Lovelett has a new title this week after being named to the State Senate to replace former Sen. Kevin Ranker (D-San Juan Islands). Ranker was found to have sexually harassed a woman while she was … Continue reading

February 4, 2019

Porpoise Point prizes

Sharpe Park’s Porpoise Point Trail always yields “prizes,” from the walk itself to the wonders at water’s edge. Last time I hiked I was disappointed that I didn’t see any of the trail’s namesakes: harbor porpoises. This time I was … Continue reading

January 31, 2019

Mushrooms and fungi

Mushrooms and fungi along trails at Sharpe Park.

January 26, 2019

Tools, trinkets & antiquities

The shopkeeper at The Bead Store at Elisabeth’s Cottage graciously allowed me to take some photographs of items in her sidewalk display window: pocket watch, jeweler’s tools, compass and more. Like a brief step back in time. The shop is … Continue reading

January 22, 2019

Winter walk at SHIP

This community’s Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) is an amazing place to visit regardless of season. Photos here include a duck dining at shoreline and a pair of eagles atop a tree that serves as home for an osprey nest. … Continue reading

January 21, 2019

Welcome to Anacortes!

The “Three Sails” sculpture stands near the Anacortes ferry terminal on the west side of the island, part of the city’s welcome to visitors. Creator Kevin Pettelle is an artist from Sultan.

January 6, 2019

Bowman Bay Trail

This Deception Pass State Park trail is accessible from either the Bowman Bay CCC Interpretive Center or from Rosario Beach. Always a rewarding adventure, no matter the season!

January 4, 2019

Winter ferry schedule

The winter sailing schedule for Washington State Ferries starts Sunday, January 6 and runs through March 30. The image on the cover is from contest winner Jim Reitz, whose shot received the most “likes” during the October contest. The start of … Continue reading

December 21, 2018

Tanker escort

Stormy weather didn’t get in the way of a Wednesday afternoon tug escort for the Overseas Boston. Two Crowley tugs including “Nanuo” were involved in the escort on the Guemes Channel.

December 10, 2018

Tree lighting, art walk

Once again this year downtown Anacortes was alive with activity as the Chamber of Commerce hosted the community Christmas tree lighting. Following the tree lighting ceremony on a beautiful Friday evening, members of the crowd spilled onto the streets for … Continue reading

December 6, 2018

Feast of St. Nicholas events

These photos were taken Thursday in the wake of a “Feast of St. Nicholas” blessing of the local fishing fleet held midday at Seafarers’ Memorial. Each December 6, a special Seafarers Mass is held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church before … Continue reading

December 3, 2018

‘Tis the season in Anacortes!

Click on this photo to see details about this island community’s “Coastal Christmas” celebration!