Many people don’t even realize Anacortes is on an island. A small public boat launch beneath the Duane Berentson Bridge (actually twin spans) offers the opportunity to step to the shores of Swinomish Channel, the ribbon of water separating Fidalgo Island from the Skagit mainland. If you don’t have a boat, pack a food basket one of these days and take advantage of the solo picnic table situated near water’s edge. It’s fun to see the boat activity … and to gaze up at the concrete underbelly of the spans that replaced the old drawbridge that served the island for many, many years. P.S. The bridge is named after my Uncle Duane, who served in the state Legislature for 18 years, and then as state Secretary of Transportation before retiring.
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