Porpoise Point prizes

Published February 4, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

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 just about to leave when I saw a bump on the water beyond a kelp line. Sure enough, I was rewarded with five minutes of periodic sightings. Tough to photograph due to distance and the element of surprise — but seagulls assisted by flying over the water in proximity to the porpoises. 

About Steve Berentson
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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