I enjoyed watching a few morning fishing teams Monday at Heart Lake. Lots of trout, I was told, due to pandemic restrictions and cancellations of events like the annual Kids Fishing Day. It brought a smile to my face to see a family in one boat, a father and son loading their rowboat into the water on my way out. Sweet memories, and on a good day, something for the cooking pan.(The eagle and his osprey friends have many “good days.”)
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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