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April 4, 2020

Walking road and forest

Time again Saturday to combine photography and exercise, moving up “O” Avenue and down, off into the trail system of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL). Songbirds, horse in pasture, trillium and spring growth. Very relaxing. Time well spent.

April 3, 2020

Navy change of command goes online

Today we enjoyed “virtually” a traditional U.S. Navy change of command ceremony involving our friend, Adam Green of Anacortes. Given the meeting restrictions mandated in response to the coronavirus pandemic, this Navy air squadron event was videotaped and posted online. Onsite attendance, usually dozens including squadron members, was restricted to two families and a handful […]

April 3, 2020

Forest solitude

Light, shadows, colors, textures, songbirds. I needed this time alone on a forest trail. On the way to and from home, I captured images to share, knowing that many are inside, 24-7.

April 2, 2020

Marathon earns top EPA ‘partner’ award

Marathon Petroleum Corporation reported this week that the company has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the highest honor among ENERGY STAR awards. MPC is the only fuels manufacturing company to earn the award, which recognizes the company for sustained, top-tier energy efficiency […]

March 31, 2020

Marathon donates masks, other protective equipment

Marathon Petroleum Company has contributed in a major way to efforts to provide vital personal protection equipment (PPE) to hospitals and emergency service providers nationwide, including Skagit County. The contributions were made in response to the international COVID-19 pandemic. Skagit County Department of Emergency Management is one of 45 U.S. organizations to receive a donation […]

March 29, 2020

Eagles old school: black & white

An encounter with two immature eagles on a Fidalgo Island beach prompted me to put together this small collection of images in black and white. Grateful to spend a few minutes in their world.

March 28, 2020

No recreational fishing, shellfishing

Beginning at midnight, March 25 and lasting until at least 5 p.m. on April 8, the state of Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has closed recreational fishing and shellfishing statewide. This action was taken in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy,’ aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus. To […]

March 27, 2020

Guide to social distancing on city trails

Click for guide to social distancing on city forest trails.

March 26, 2020

State parks closed due to pandemic

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas, and water access areas for at least two weeks starting Wednesday, March 25. The closure is in response to Gov. Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Entrance […]

March 25, 2020

Papa’s pizzas – curbside pick-up

If your goals for these challenging days include delicious food as well as support of local businesses, check out online/curbside pick-up options offered by Jeff D’Angelo and crew at Papa Murphy’s on Commercial Avenue. Order online and call when you arrive for curbside delivery (360-299-2299). Open daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (9 p.m. Friday […]

March 25, 2020

Port holds ‘virtual’ meeting

In response to meeting guidelines established during the COVID-19 pandemic, commissioners and staff from the Port of Anacortes met “remotely” at their March 19 meeting. Commissioners logged on to the session using technology that allowed each to hear and speak in the livestream session. Port Executive Director Dan Worra was on site at the Port […]

March 24, 2020

Fidalgo roadside scenes

On Monday, just a few hours before the governor of Washington issued his sweeping “Stay Home” decree, I climbed behind the wheel of the car for a relaxing spin around Anacortes. All of these photos were taken from the car at locations ranging from March’s Point to Heart Lake.

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