With bridge access from above severely limited due to the ongoing painting project, I opted to walk up from North Beach. It is fascinating to see the network of brackets, cables, chainlink and “curtains” put into place for bridge repairs and paint prep workers. Much activity has now moved south from Canoe Pass Bridge on the Fidalgo Island side to Deception Pass Bridge on the Whidbey Island side. Months of work still lie ahead under contract with the state Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The two steel spans were opened in 1935.
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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