High tech marine adventure

Published May 2, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

I photographed the one-of-a-kind Island Explorer 5 last week offshore at Alexander Beach on the west side of the island. Whale watching season is on in earnest. This vessel is based at Cap Sante Marina in downtown Anacortes.


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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