Anacortes Today Blog

October 12, 2018

Bonus time

Northwest boat owners prepare for inclement weather each fall and winter … but sunny and warm October weather like we’ve had the past few days lures many out in celebration of “bonus time!”

September 7, 2018

Seal skims the surface

Talk about your local fisherman. This seal at Deception Pass skims the surface of the water Thursday evening, no worries about licenses or permitted fishing days.

August 10, 2018

Up a tree

It’s always fun to find a heron up in the trees, as opposed to beach or marina. Heron in the shadows, Rosario Park, south Fidalgo.

August 6, 2018

Ballots due end of day Tuesday

Tomorrow: Tuesday, August 7, 8 p.m. is the deadline to vote in the 2018 primary. This ballot box is located on a drive-through at the back of the Anacortes City Library.

July 18, 2018

Waiting for the ferry

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 … Continue reading

July 16, 2018

Storied history

The W.T. Preston No. 2, built in 1939 at the Lake Union Dry Dock Company. A new ship except for main engines, steering engine, generator reverse engine, donkey and swing engine and propelling wheel, all transferred from W.T. Preston No. … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

Junk truck 2003 car show

I discovered these photos while skimming through archives today. Steve Demopoulos with classic old work truck from Anacortes Junk Company’s early days. The truck was on display at the 2003 Anacortes Arts Festival Car Show. History on wheels!

June 11, 2018

Seahawk in the hunt

My focus shifted quickly this morning from Guemes Ferry to osprey (seahawk) as this beauty flew into view on a hunting expedition. He made a few passages (incredible agility) before moving west along the shore of the Guemes Channel.

May 30, 2018

Issaquah temporarily off schedule

Partially “shrink wrapped” in the Dakota Creek Industries ship yard is the state ferry “Issaquah.” The 328-ft. ferry is an Issaquah 130 class ferry primarily operating the Vashon Island/Fauntleroy route. Work at DCI includes: Installation of marine evacuation system; installation … Continue reading

May 18, 2018

No veggies, no fear

Unlike the infamous Mr. McGregor’s garden of Beatrix Potter’s bunny books, wild rabbits find our back yard plot a welcoming space. After all, there are no vegetables…

May 14, 2018

Afternoon sail

This skipper opted to stretch the weekend, taking advantage of spring sun and light breeze for an afternoon sail on the Guemes Channel.

March 20, 2018

Depot daffs

Daffodils and delicate cherry blossoms are in bloom at the Depot in downtown Anacortes.