In the News

March 17, 2016

Mountain to mountain

Two views of Mt. Baker … from “little” Mt. Erie on Fidalgo Island!

February 14, 2016

Taking advantage of slow season

Work continues at the Washington State Ferry terminal at Ship Harbor, with completion of an overhead loading/off-loading walkway revamp by mid-March.  The WSDOT is also installing some steel pilings, replacing four dolphins and four wing walls, removing about 400 tons … Continue reading

January 3, 2016

Ice off the water

Scenes from a winter shoreline, Fidalgo Island January 2016.

January 1, 2016

Hummingbird patrol

I’ve been having a great time for the past week or two stalking beautiful hummingbirds in our back yard. I’m a slouch, however, compared to my brother in law Craig. Check out his bird photos at  

December 17, 2015

Celtic Christmas 2015

Another great Celtic Christmas Concert featuring violinist Geoffrey Castle and friends. Thanks to the Port of Anacortes and sponsors including Shell Anacortes Refinery. Food and gifts (admission “fee”) went to local food banks and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for … Continue reading

December 5, 2015

Christmas lighting, ‘Coastal’ style

November 12, 2015

Veterans Day Anacortes 2015

See this page for miscellaneous photos of local veterans and event activities.  

October 16, 2015

Changing skyline

The pace is picking up on construction of The Cabana restaurant at Cap Sante Marina in downtown Anacortes. The restaurant, a “little sister” to the Anthony’s restaurant next door, is scheduled to open in November.

September 14, 2015

Raptors visit festival

Gorgeous birds on a Friday evening, setting sun providing great light against tarp background at the Skagit River Salmon Festival. Birds on display courtesy of Sardis Raptor Center.

August 31, 2015

Concert season finale

The Port of Anacortes Summer Concert Series closed out in style Friday night with Tuba Luba and the Anacortes High School Marching Band at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. Can’t wait until 2016!

August 13, 2015

Final steam machine show soon

I was discouraged to hear Frank Orr report that the 2015 Anacortes Antique Machinery Show on September 12 will be the last such show after a 20-year run. Visit Market and 6th Street (behind The Depot near Cap Sante Marina) … Continue reading

July 31, 2015

Deception bridge stats

Washington Department of Transportation records: Deception & Canoe Pass Bridges, 0,281 mile, steel cantilever and arch spans. Contractor: Puget Construction Company, contract award – $315,236,15, completed July 25, 1935. Earlier highway construction work, Deception Pass Road, March 17, 1934 (includes … Continue reading