In the News

April 25, 2024

Welcome … and Thank You

After several weeks of painstaking renovation, colorful artwork from the “Downtown Anacortes” sign on Commercial Avenue was re-mounted Thursday morning. Kudos to all involved, including Jamie’s Signs and John Lovric, the City of Anacortes, Dakota Creek Industries and the Downtown Business Alliance. Can’t wait for a “blue skies” photo opp, when the reburbished art will […]

April 24, 2024

Harness power on Padilla Bay

Windsurfing Bay View, Fidalgo Island on the horizon.

April 23, 2024

Baker from farmer’s perspective

There are many possible Skagit perspectives on Mt. Baker. This shot is a view a farmer might see while tilling his acreage on “the Skagit Flats.”

April 21, 2024


The look behind the expression “doe-eyed.” Sweet and innocent (except when it comes to rose bushes).

April 20, 2024

Erica passes by

Members of the Old Anacortes Rowing Society row by in the beautiful wooden boat “Erica.”

April 19, 2024

Product over Port dock

Cargo ship Marawah at Port of Anacortes Pier 2, where the vessel is being loaded with petroleum coke.

April 18, 2024

Just gotta get on the water

Sailboat “Abby Normal” slides by Fidalgo Island shore, Mt. Baker and Hat Island as backdrops.

April 16, 2024

Churning waters

Waves on the rocks. It was considerably more windy on top of Rosario Head than it was when I left the parking lot. A “hang onto your hat” afternoon.

April 15, 2024

AFD honors for 2023 achievements

An April 12 Anacortes Fire Department awards event included special recognition of several individuals for exceptional service in 2023. Among those honored were: Sharon Swan, Chief’s Excellence Award; Chris Byer, Fire Officer of the Year; Tristan Lucas, Firefighter of the Year; Alexa Bowen, EMS Provider of the Year. Also part of the event was the […]

April 13, 2024

Access limited at Park: West Beach

Washington State Parks notes that “Your visit to Deception Pass State Park will look a bit different this year as park staff steward its recovery from winter storms.” In January 2024, the West Beach parking lot was damaged in several areas and littered with large debris. Ahead of the park’s busiest seasons, park staff is […]

April 10, 2024

Morning cruise

Pleasure boat “Honey Badger” passes in front of Mt. Baker on a beautiful Wednesday morning in Anacortes. A Nordic tug, I believe.

April 5, 2024

Color among cattails

A scan of wetlands at Ship Harbor often stops with the flash of red among cattails. The redwing blackbird. Beautiful, with a distinctive “language.”

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