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June 16, 2011

Ready for closeup

I’m guessing this duck thought I came bearing food, because she was very cooperative for the first minute of our encounter. Then, no food … paddle away.

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March 21, 2011

Slow stroke

Cars stacked up in the parking lot at Pass Lake Sunday, but there was plenty of room on the water for those drawn to the prospect of fishing in the sunshine. In nearby Anacortes, boat lovers gathered at Cap Sante … Continue reading

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September 14, 2010

Relaxed Monday

The often bustling Heart Lake shoreline was quiet Monday, affording this fisherman the opportunity to spend a relaxing afternoon with few “neighbors” to distract him.

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November 19, 2009

Scenic Isle Way

Hmmm. I don’t know details, but this sign just went up on Highway 20 (Fidalgo side of Deception Pass) declaring “Whidbey Scenic Isle Way.” Will talk to my ranger friends at Deception Pass State Park.

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November 8, 2009

Fall at Heart Lake

Serene fall afternoon on Fidalgo Island’s Heart Lake.

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February 3, 2009

Ducks in a row

Ducks paddle in formation on a sunny afternoon at Heart Lake.

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February 2, 2009

Fishin’ buddies

I think these fly fishermen were just sharing a brief visit before getting back to business Sunday at Pass Lake. After a few minutes together, one paddled away in search of “the catch.”

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April 27, 2008

New season

Sunday, Day II of the new freshwater fishing season, was a busy one, as evidenced by this scene at Heart Lake in Anacortes. Lake Erie was busy, too, as was Pass Lake. Pass is a fly-fishing lake, no boat motors.

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October 14, 2007

Backroad beauty

I deviated from my usual route this morning and was rewarded with beautiful views along the shore of Heart Lake. This photo was taken from road’s edge looking back toward the Mt. Erie turnoff.

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August 30, 2007

Lake trail

I treated myself to a hike on Morrison Trail Thursday, dropping down from the hills to the shoreline of Little Cranberry Lake. This “shapely” tree is familiar to hikers on Trail 103 in the city forestlands.

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July 2, 2006

Mist on water

Deception Pass Bridge was entirely obscured by fog Sunday morning, but by the time we reached Pass Lake en route to Anacortes just a light mist remained on the surface of the water. It looked to me like we had … Continue reading

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January 15, 2006

Icy lake

Mt. Erie looms in the background, as seen from Highway 20 looking across a partially frozen Pass Lake.

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