Anacortes Today Blog

November 21, 2017

Bird rock

I try to avoid taking my camera into driving rain, but if you’re a Northwest photographer you can’t entirely avoid a bid of wind and rain. I got out between showers yesterday and was rewarded with some nice seasonal shots … Continue reading

November 14, 2017

Progress continues on school project

In February 2015, our community voted to support the school district’s bond measure to build a new high school. This project includes a new stadium (complete), Veterans Memorial (complete), expanded classroom space, updated science labs, new library and commons, and … Continue reading

November 7, 2017

Election Day!

This is the day. It’s Election Day 2017, so your ballot must be posted today. Anacortes residents can drop their ballots in a box behind the public library. Included on the ballot are offices including Mayor, City Council, Port Commission … Continue reading

November 5, 2017

Mt. Erie frosting

Light snow fell again this weekend, as evidenced by this “frosting” of trees on the lower slope of Mt. Erie.

November 4, 2017

Traditional Nordic boat launch

Fidalgo Island master boatbuilder Jay Smith launched a custom-built lapstrake boat today at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park. Traditional launch elements included a team of horses and log rollers.

November 2, 2017

Canoe couple

The couple that canoes together stays together. Hmmm. Looked like fun anyway, on a recent visit to Fidalgo Head at Rosario Beach.

November 1, 2017

Forest road

A wrong turn on a south Fidalgo hike yielded this image.

October 29, 2017

Seasonal fog

This morning, public boat launch at Campbell Lake.

October 27, 2017

Heart Lake Road canopy

In response to a friend’s request, I converted a Tuesday afternoon image from color to black and white. I like this shot, taken on Heart Road enroute to Campbell Lake.

October 16, 2017

Brilliant fall evening

What a wonderful setting for a public walkway: the paved Guemes Trail path accessible from the San Juan Passage neighborhood or the state ferry terminal. The trail toward the ferry terminal features a stretch of boardwalk over wetlands.

October 12, 2017

Chamber hosts candidates

It was a full house today for the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring local candidates, both opposed and unopposed. Pictured in the foreground here are Port of Anacortes contenders Kathy Pittis and Shane Aggergaard.

October 11, 2017

Today’s color

Apparently the backyard theme today was green. Had to go inside and change my shirt.