Anacortes Today Blog

June 11, 2019

By the numbers

The powerful Tan’erliq tug is currently up in the air at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI). Morning sign illuminates work on the hull that has been done in preparation for paint.

June 10, 2019

Saturday on the bay

A local sailor enjoys a Saturday adventure on Fidalgo Bay near Cap Sante. The tug “Lindsey Foss” anchors in preparation for a vessel escort.

June 6, 2019

Playing possum

I know it’s just a bunny, and they are everywhere in this season, but I just couldn’t pass on this little one “playing possum” at Rosario Beach…

June 3, 2019

Lightpost keeper

This serious bird presided over traffic Saturday at the Cap Sante Marina Boat Launch. “Keep the line moving, buster!”

May 26, 2019

Hometown dining

Resident blue herons didn’t let Memorial Day Weekend ferry crowds deter them. It was low tide at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) on Sunday afternoon, so the “table was set,” and the herons were busy.

May 23, 2019

Strength in diversity

Local waters around Anacortes are busy, reflecting a diverse maritime economy. Pictured here on the Guemes Channel are power boat (recreation), Guemes Ferry (public transportation), tanker (industry) and tug (maritime services). (Oh, and I think that might be an international … Continue reading

May 21, 2019

Nervous turtle

In all my years of driving past beautiful Heart Lake I have never seen a turtle. This afternoon I wheeled the car around when I saw this guy basking in the sun near water’s edge. I got ONE shot off … Continue reading

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