November 20th, 2021

Wind and rain wreak havoc


Still remaining on roadways and parks throughout the area is evidence of the damage caused by prolonged rain (saturated ground) and high winds in recent days. This large tree was the only deciduous tree in a stand near the path leading to Rosario Head. Wind split the tree near its base. Another walker at Rosario said he has seen numerous large trees in his hikes around the area. Highways and backroads are still carpeted with limbs and branches. I saw at least one large Douglas Fir down beside the road enroute to West Beach at Deception Pass State Park. Cleanup will continue, likely for some time.

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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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