It was windy but unseasonably warm Tuesday morning, so I ventured out to Deception Pass State Park and Rosario Beach. Cranberry lake was choppy, and waves were high at West Point on the Whidbey side of the state park. At Rosario Head waves were dramatic as well, and there was light damage from the wind. Driftwood stacked up on beaches and banged into shoreline rocks. I spotted at least two small downed trees and roads were littered with branches and a few limbs. I enjoyed the break in the rain.
Ducks, rough waters, Cranberry Lake
Churning waters, West Point, Deception Pass State Park
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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