It’s the water! Despite the decidedly negative impact of COVID-19 in the first half of the year, the Port of Anacortes said the number of guest boat customers at Cap Sante Marina rose dramatically in July and August. Port Director Dan Worra reported at a recent commission meeting that there were 4,084 guest boater nights in July and 4,004 in August. Last year’s numbers at the public marina were 3,884 in July and 3,764 in August. The total for 2020 through August 29 was 11,833, compared to 13,259 at the same time in 2019.
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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