Sunshine drew me to the west side of the city. I was greeted near the entrance to Washington Park by this pair of deer, which moved cautiously from the treeline to the perimeter road leading to the Loop Road. I stopped along the way to descend the stairs to a wave-washed beach. A refreshing mid-afternoon […]
The appeal differs, but both tall ship Lady Washington and power boat Mystic Sea (right) generate revenue by inviting tourists for Puget Sound adventures. The Mystic Sea is a whale watching vessel based in Anacortes. The Lady Washington, whose homeport is Grays Harbor, moves about during spring and summer. For the past five days she […]
Docked in Anacortes for the past few days have been tall ship replicas Hawaiian Chieftain (foreground) and Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington. In addition to area cruises, the ships have offered short jaunts so civilian “crews” can participate in “battles.” The ships are docked at Cap Sante Boat Haven. For […]
Washington Park and environs are a great place to photograph wildlife such as this pair of deer. I love such encounters, but a few minutes after taking this photo I spotted four deer in the front yard of a nearby home, and I doubt the homeowner shares my excitement about these lovely creatures.
Take advantage of the coming break in weather to get out and enjoy one of this community’s most precious assets … Washington Park. Take 12th Street/Oakes west past the ferry terminal and hook up with the loop road that leads to this vantage point above Burrows Bay. Pedestrians only before 10 a.m.
The Lady Washington, a tall ship replica out of Grays Harbor, visits Anacortes with sister ship Hawaiian Chieftain Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10. The vessels will operate out of Cap Sante Boat Haven, offering dockside tours as well as paid trips for “battles” on the bay. The Lady was here just a week […]