On a clear day you can see…

Published May 14, 2004 / by Steve Berentson

A view like this makes it easy to understand why visitors to Anacortes decide to make Fidalgo Island their home. This photograph was taken Wednesday afternooon from a new street in Rock Ridge, located near Little Cranberry Lake. The residential neighborhood represents realization of a dream my dad began investing in as a young man. As a boy growing up in Anacortes in the Thirties, Dad and his friends had many adventures in and around this community’s lakes and beaches.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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