After a day when a few dirty snowpiles were the only remaining evidence of the Christmas 2021 snow, Anacortes was on the receiving end of a storm that dropped 4-6 inches overnight. School was cancelled today (Thursday, Jan. 6). Fun to see kids outside again with discs and sleds. Of course the snow also brings challenges for commuters and a full slate of responsibilities for public works crews. (Photo from trailhead at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve near the state ferry terminal.)
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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