Exercising their options while waiting for the ferry at Ship Harbor are those gathered here on the beach just down the hill from the parking area. Included in the Tuesday afternoon crowd was a delighted dog whose owner engaged him in a saltwater “fetch” adventure. A long ferry ride with a wet dog is my definition of love…
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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