In the News

April 13, 2021

A closer look at The Maiden

Yesterday on a hike at Rosario Beach I decided to examine and record some of the details carved into LaConner sculptor Tracy Powell’s “Maiden of Deception Pass” story pole, commissioned by the Samish Indian Nation in the early Eighties. An incredible piece of work.

April 11, 2021

Air Jaden I

It’s been wonderful these past few weeks having young Anacortes photographer Jaden D’Angelo share some of his images. With his permission, two of my favorites from the latest collection: Cap Sante Marina and Deception Pass.

April 8, 2021

Prepping bridge for paint

It is fascinating to watch crews work on the twins spans at Deception Pass Bridge. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has contracted for the painting of the iconic bridges, with scope of work including paint removal and some repair. Each bridge is “wrapped” for the painting process, and to prevent debris from falling into […]

April 7, 2021

Spring break brings folk outside

I’m guessing most area parks were busy Tuesday as sunshine and spring break prompted people to get outside! At Rosario I spotted picnickers, beach walkers, tidepool explorers, kayakers, fishermen, families … and even a couple of small dogs sharing a paddleboard with their favorite human (definitely on a short leash). It was great to have […]

April 5, 2021

Another busy week for Port

Monday morning is bustling for the Port of Anacortes. On the Guemes Channel, crews load the Amber Star with petroleum coke from the Shell Refinery while the San Juan Enterprise prepares to take on a load. At Cap Sante Marina there is less contractor equipment in the water as a new “A” Dock moves closer […]

April 4, 2021

Bunnies & ducks

Ducks have been plentiful, but I haven’t seen so many bunnies as I saw this morning on my walk through the wetlands at Ship Harbor. Hoping also for the return of osprey.

April 3, 2021

Tulips ‘star’ at Scott Milo Gallery

From April 2 – May 4 Scott Milo Gallery in downtown Anacortes will host the 5th Annual Tulip Poster Artists, Past & Present. The gallery features bright, energetic oils by 2021 Tulip Festival poster artist Jennifer McGill. Also showing are oils by Alfred Currier, poster artist for 1998; color still life photographs by 2000 & […]

April 2, 2021

Wonders of bluff trail

Of course I enjoyed the sweeping view of water from this Fidalgo Island bluff trail, but I also scanned the “floor” and “walls” for natural beauties. South Fidalgo, trail between Rosario and Bowman Bay.

March 31, 2021

Hanging out at Deception Pass

Contract workers continued work at Deception Pass Bridge today, preparing support structure for wraps that will be hung before chipping and sandblasting begins on the steel span. These images include workers at north and south ends of the bridge, about 180 feet above the water. The project requires closure to one lane from time to […]

March 30, 2021

Trillium buds on trail

Success! My forest walk included this sighting of a budding trillium plant. I hope I get to see it blossom fully, but bicycle and horse tracks nearby have me worried about its future.

March 28, 2021

Driftwood delivery

If you look closely you will discover many large logs being carried by waves hitting Rosario Beach. Much of this “driftwood” will take up temporary residence on the shoreline.

March 27, 2021

Dunes area photo album

It is an extraordinary neighborhood: the dunes area between the ocean and lake at Deception Pass State Park. This area is located south of the West Beach restrooms. Surf on one side, fresh lake water on the other.

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