Anacortes Today Blog

May 19, 2019

IE5 glides into adventure

Pictured here from Cap Sante Saturday morning is the Island Explorer 5, a custom-built whale watching boat operated by Island Adventures of Anacortes. For details visit  

May 17, 2019

Flight over Fidalgo Bay

A bald eagle leaves its shoreside perch for a Wednesday afternoon flight over Fidalgo Bay.

May 14, 2019

Flash from the past

Vintage aircraft in formation over Heritage Flight Museum on Fly Day May 11, 2019. These three pilots also thrilled Anacortes residents with a “missing man” formation that day.

May 2, 2019

High tech marine adventure

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.

May 1, 2019

Eye contact

I walked into the back yard, a simple act that had the desired effect: departure from the “dining table” we call an apple tree. I got this one last glance over the shoulder to confirm I intended to stay until … Continue reading

April 28, 2019

Manpower vs. diesel power

An ambitious team of paddleboarders waits in anticipation as the San Juan Clipper churns past, headed west through Deception Pass. The paddleboarders waiting for the boat’s wake to dissipate, then headed east under the bridge.

April 25, 2019

Northwest corner

A sweeping beach view from the west side of Fidalgo Island, south of Skyline.

April 23, 2019

Apple blossoms

We can only hope these apple blossoms stand as evidence of fruit to come. Neighboring deer often have other ideas.

April 17, 2019

Pounding waves

Rosario Beach, Fidalgo Island side of Deception Pass State Park.

April 15, 2019

Ill fated outbuilding

Yet another Fidalgo Island classic appears destined to fall under the ravages of time. My collection includes photos of two island barns that have suffered this fate in recent years.  

April 11, 2019

A bench in Blair’s honor

A new bench at Heart Lake, dedicated to James Blair McCallum. The plaque reads: “An amazing husband, dad, brother, son, papa and friend. Devoted and accomplished in every aspect of life. So much to live for — gone too soon. … Continue reading

March 19, 2019

They’re so vane

  Saw these three Canada geese in the neighborhood yesterday, decided to add them to the collection of vane images I have from around the island. Weather vanes as art