Anacortes Today Blog

January 28, 2010

Eagle on rock

> I’m not sure why, but this photo of an eagle on a large rock in Fidalgo Bay is one of my favorites. This shot dates back to the golden days of film, and I think I used a 135 … Continue reading

January 26, 2010

The Old Man

> It has been several years since I shot many photos of this heron over the course of a two-day stay at Chatterbox Falls in British Columbia. Fellow adventurer James Stover, captain of Autumn Light, one of two sailboats in … Continue reading

January 25, 2010

Greg Laurie visits Northwest

> I spent a wonderful Saturday in Mountlake Terrace with about 1,500 other men at a Christian men’s conference featuring a number of inspiring speakers including Greg Laurie. Laurie, who hails from southern California, has been compared to evangelist Billy … Continue reading

January 15, 2010

Cap Sante Boat Haven past

> I don’t have a date for this photo, which features the commercial fishing fleet docked at what is now Cap Sante Boat Haven. That’s Commercial Avenue on the far right. The oval track at lower right is the location … Continue reading

January 9, 2010

Plywood in Anacortes history

> Hundreds of families made their living at plywood mills in past decades. My grandfather and father were among shareholders who owned Anacortes Veneer, a cooperative. The mill was then owned and operated by Publishers, but in the early Eighties, … Continue reading

January 8, 2010

Charlie Byrd was here

>I don’t have a date with this photo, but I recall spending a fascinating couple of hours in downtown Anacortes listening to jazz/classic guitarist Charlie Byrd. I believe he was playing at “Cannery Row.” Write to me if you have … Continue reading

December 24, 2009

Home for Christmas

>If one can successfully stay focused in the midst of the noise and hurried pace of the Christmas season, it is a great time to spend time with friends and loved ones who are otherwise “out of the loop” during … Continue reading

December 21, 2009

Salvation Army toy distribution

> These dolls are among hundreds of toys that have been gathered at the Salvation Army Anacortes Corps for distribution among “adopted” children and families this Christmas. Distributions will also inlcude food. To make a donation to the Salvation Army … Continue reading

December 6, 2009

Shell takes part in Christmas parade

> In addition to a parade of emergency response vehicles including fire engines, volunteers from the Shell Puget Sound Refinery count a couple of “big guys” among their ranks during local parades. This giant inflatable firefighter is a big hit, … Continue reading

December 5, 2009

Christmas Parade in Downtown Anacortes


December 2, 2009

Defroster time

> For the second day in a row, I’ve had to engage the car defroster before heading to the Penguin. I think I recall hearing the words “watch for black ice” in an early morning conversation between wife and son. … Continue reading

November 30, 2009

Anacortes coin hits Seattle news

>This community’s “Anacortes coin” drew the attention of Seattle’s King5 television station recently, resulting in the kind of holiday shopping exposure most local merchants can only dream about. A great promotion, and a great “lead” (opening) by reporter Rob Piercy! … Continue reading