Anacortes Today Blog

May 13, 2017

IE5 on the water

Just launched this week is the IE5, the new 98-foot vessel built in LaConner for Anacortes-based Island Adventures Whale Watching. This photo of the Island Explorer 5 after launch was provided courtesy of Island Adventures. The vessel was designed by … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

Worth the walk

This clump of Indian Paintbrush was on a roadside bluff, no shoulder to pull over. I found a place, walked back. One of my favorite spring images.

May 8, 2017

New sushi bar

Sushi chef Joon has actually been at work here for several weeks, but I just discovered his sushi bar, a new feature at Teriyaki Time on 11th Street in downtown Anacortes. I’ll be back to share some new adventures in sushi. Joon also offers … Continue reading

May 6, 2017

Cabana opens 2nd season

Anthony’s Cabana played a tasty part in today’s Opening Day of Boating Season event at Cap Sante Marina. The Port-sponsored kickoff event culminated with an invitation to enjoy a free bowl of chowder at the Cabana’s convenient walk-up window.

May 4, 2017

Harbor paddle

This young woman was focused! I barely got out of the car before she had moved to water’s edge and pushed off for a paddleboard excursion at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. Celebrating the sun in downtown Anacortes!

April 21, 2017

Clear vision

Mt. Baker drew me outside. Eagle eye here was enjoying the view looking north over Fidalgo Bay.

April 19, 2017

Robotics program riding high

Long-time Anacortes High School Robotics supporters Curt Oppel (right) and Richard Johnson (hat) greet Tesoro representative Matt Gill at a recent session regarding the refinery’s proposed Clean Products Upgrade Project. Johnson was given the opportunity to share news about the … Continue reading

April 7, 2017

Anacortes Boat Show April 6-9

It’s free! And it’s the largest boats-in-water boat show in the Northwest, right here at Cap Sante Marina in downtown Anacortes. The Anacortes Boat Show opens each day at 10 a.m., with dozens of sailboats and power boats ready to … Continue reading

April 6, 2017

2017 Boat Show opens!

Greeting Anacortes Boat Show guests with a smile Thursday were Marti Nash (left) and Shirlie White. The free show at Cap Sante Marina opened today and runs through Sunday, April 9. Take a walk on the dock side!

April 3, 2017

Moby Dick

I like to catalogue weather vanes. I found this one on my way to the Ship Harbor Trail on Sunday, and brilliantly nicknamed it “Moby Dick. Click for more photos:    

March 29, 2017

Welcome sight

This rainbow was a welcome surprise after a dismal, wet start to the day. Bring on the sun!

February 15, 2017

Lost but not forgotten

Among several Anacortes memorials to fishermen lost at sea is this plaque in a small park area adjacent to the W.T. Preston. February 14, 2017 marked yet another year since the “A boats,” vessels Altair and Americus, and all crew … Continue reading