I was pleasantly surprised on a recent visit to Deception Pass State Park to discover a group of scuba divers heading for adventure at North Beach. The divers moved in pairs to the beach, then into the water for a dive under the bridge. I was told tidal conditions were perfect: a rare opportunity including a period of slack tide. This region boasts some of the best cold water diving in the world.
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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