It is always a good idea to take a forest walk, but my Sunday adventure was particularly rewarding during this time of trauma associated with the international coronavirus epidemic. I met one other hiker on the way in. We talked briefly with no mention of the virus. On the way to my car I passed two families with children heading into the forest. Good for them! My plan today includes another stroll. I am grateful to have that option, and to live in a place with so many parks, forests, beaches and lakes.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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