Much of the time spent at the Oyster Run involved walks up and down the Avenue admiring the bikes. Motorcycles came in all shapes and sizes, many customized with beautiful paint jobs and lots of shiny chrome. One good vantage point for activities was in the saddle of a bike on the center strip of Commercial Avenue. A block of the downtown area featured shade from an uncommonly hot September sun. Most motorcyles were Harleys, but there were many other brands, including this white Honda and its patriotic owner. Also boasting a red, white and blue head covering was Rico, who watched events from the sidewalk late Sunday afternoon.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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