I’m always excited to see a river otter. On this occasion, I came over a rise on a bluff trail to spot this family of otters on the beach below. They didn’t stay long, even though I was above them at a considerable distance. Into the water they went, swimming east toward Deception Pass.
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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