Anacortes Today Blog

July 2, 2018

Junk truck 2003 car show

I discovered these photos while skimming through archives today. Steve Demopoulos with classic old work truck from Anacortes Junk Company’s early days. The truck was on display at the 2003 Anacortes Arts Festival Car Show. History on wheels!

June 11, 2018

Seahawk in the hunt

My focus shifted quickly this morning from Guemes Ferry to osprey (seahawk) as this beauty flew into view on a hunting expedition. He made a few passages (incredible agility) before moving west along the shore of the Guemes Channel.

May 30, 2018

Issaquah temporarily off schedule

Partially “shrink wrapped” in the Dakota Creek Industries ship yard is the state ferry “Issaquah.” The 328-ft. ferry is an Issaquah 130 class ferry primarily operating the Vashon Island/Fauntleroy route. Work at DCI includes: Installation of marine evacuation system; installation … Continue reading

May 18, 2018

No veggies, no fear

Unlike the infamous Mr. McGregor’s garden of Beatrix Potter’s bunny books, wild rabbits find our back yard plot a welcoming space. After all, there are no vegetables…

May 14, 2018

Afternoon sail

This skipper opted to stretch the weekend, taking advantage of spring sun and light breeze for an afternoon sail on the Guemes Channel.

March 20, 2018

Depot daffs

Daffodils and delicate cherry blossoms are in bloom at the Depot in downtown Anacortes.

March 6, 2018

One, two, three … four!

It’s possible that this is a common occurrence, but when I saw the “Samish” approaching the Ship Harbor terminal yesterday I wondered where it was going to find a place to tie up. Turns out four ferries were “present and … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

Sandwich shop coming

I got it straight from the horse’s mouth this week when local business owner Joey Goss confirmed that a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop is planned at the former location of Select Styling at 21st and Commercial Avenue. Look for developments … Continue reading

February 20, 2018

Boat & Yacht Show a natural

Of course Anacortes boasts a boat show! Bigger and better than ever this year, May 17-20 at Cap Sante Marina and neighboring upland facilities.

February 12, 2018

Lots of snow

As evidenced from this photo at the center of Deception Pass Bridge Sunday, there has been plenty of snowfall on Mt. Baker and foothills this winter.

February 4, 2018

Lakeside predator

If you’re a fish or small bird (any small creature, for that matter), this eagle’s departure from a tree limb could spell real trouble. As in “dive!”

January 14, 2018

Fidalgo Head stairway

Stone stairs lead from the top of the viewpoint area at Fidalgo Head in Washington Park.