Anacortes Today Blog

November 10, 2019

Seal returns to sea

Reports are that this seal, stationed upland for several days near a Rosario Beach fenceline, returned Saturday to the bay. There was no report as to why the seal might have worked its way upland, remaing in one spot for … Continue reading

November 3, 2019

Bald hunts farmland

A bald eagle perches on a row of stubble, likely on a break as he works the Skagit Flats for a meal.

October 28, 2019

Fall in the Valley

A fall scene from a Skagit Valley farm, Mt. Baker presiding.

October 25, 2019

Wild & Scenic River

Public facility on Highway 20 between Rockport and Marblemount. Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. View of Skagit River and mountains to the east.

October 24, 2019

Drawn to Skagit’s east side

What began as a brief business trip to Sedro-Woolley turned into an “Upriver Skagit” adventure Wednesday, with blue skies and snow-capped hills luring me further east. This is the bridge at Marblemount Boat Launch.

October 11, 2019

Beach bunny

When your ears are this big, an itch can be serious business. Fortunately the back legs are supersized, too. A bunny just up the bluff from Rosario Beach.

October 10, 2019

Channel scene

Pictured here from a Ship Harbor vantage point are Mt. Baker, Lovric’s Boatyard and the Guemes Ferry.

September 30, 2019

Shoreline throne

Aged pilings make a great perch for kingfisher and friends between meals. Ship Harbor, Anacortes.

September 25, 2019

Hey, there

Not exactly a natural setting (light pole), but this morning I celebrated the sighting of two eagles. Hadn’t seen any for the past couple of weeks or so. It’s obvious this eagle was more than happy to see me and … Continue reading

September 18, 2019


This little house finch at beach’s edge tilted its head slightly, as if to ask, “What’s going on here?” Then he was gone.

September 15, 2019

“Warbirds Weekend” video clips

I shot hundreds of “stills” at Saturday’s Heritage Flight Museum event, but I couldn’t help taking a few short video clips as classic “warbirds” taxied by enroute to takeoff. A great day featuring a number of classic vintage aircraft! Click … Continue reading

August 28, 2019

Downtown bustles

Beautiful sunny days — and perhaps a scramble to make the most of the last few days of summer — spark a high volume of activity on the streets and sidewalks of downtown Anacortes.