Anacortes Today Blog

August 31, 2009

Washington Pass

> Pesky barriers were in the way, so I pushed my camera through a space in the bars Sunday for this shot of Diablo Lake in the North Cascades. I was fighting the sun, too, but it was a glorious … Continue reading

August 29, 2009

Sun damage

> Only a few hundred feet from the golf course at Desert Canyon in Orondo was this sun-bleached relic, a wooden chair with caning smashed and spilling onto the hot sand. Hints of color still remain on the two exposed … Continue reading

August 29, 2009

East side killdeer

> The killdeer is named for its frequently heard call. This weekend I’m on the east side of the Cascades, where there are many such birds in the neighborhood. Spotted a coyote the other day, too, but didn’t have my … Continue reading

August 27, 2009

Anacortes Marina

> A birdseye view of Anacortes Marina on Fidalgo Bay.

August 26, 2009

Band of blue

> The Guemes Channel, which separates Fidalgo and Guemes islands, features prominantly in this aerial photo. Note the contrast between Anacortes’ busy shoreline and the rural character of Guemes, referred to by many as “Dog Island.”

August 21, 2009

Public facilities

> In this photograph you can find Island View Elementary School, Anacortes Middle School, Island Hospital, Anacortes Police Department/Municipal Court and the National Guard Armory/Boys and Girls Club. All within walking distance of each other.

August 20, 2009

South Fidalgo

> South Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass visible on the horizon.

August 20, 2009

Fidalgo jewels

> Fidalgo Island “jewels” Mt. Erie, Whistle Lake and Lake Campbell are all visible in this image. Oh, and don’t forget the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, public-owned property that sets our city apart from others in yet another important way. … Continue reading

August 19, 2009

Seaside city

> Anacortes, as viewed looking southwest from above the Guemes Channel. Port of Anacortes facilities in the foreground, Cap Sante Boat Haven in upper left corner.

August 19, 2009

Bridges tie islands

> This photograph shows Deception Pass, Whidbey Island to left, Pass Island in center and Fidalgo Island to the right.

August 19, 2009

Anacortes aerials

> If it’s aerial photos of the area you’re looking for, I’m your guy. Spent my Tuesday morning in the air, gathering hundreds of high resolution digital images of this island paradise. This shot features Skyline with the San Juans … Continue reading

August 14, 2009

Nine letters

> Just for fun, I’m going to post a periodic sign … painted, carved or otherwise … bearing the unique name of Anacortes. Those who enjoy a challenge can write in to guess as to each sign’s whereabouts.