An early morning visit to North Beach at Deception Pass Park put me in a mood for adventure, so I took a trail I’ve never walked before. I was alone from beginning to end — a wonderful hour of discovery. The trail, which leads from the North Beach parking lot toward West Beach and the […]
Fishermen are out. On a visit to Deception Pass Park I viewed folks fishing from North Beach, boat just offshore, and bluff from the base of Pass Island. Traveling in and out of the park I saw many folks fishing lakes including Cranberry, Heart, Campbell and Pass.
What a delight during these Spring days to see all of the new growth, from flowers to trees … and to enjoy the sweet aromas that come with that new growth. Collected here are some images from a recent visit to the Ship Harbor Intepretive Preserve adjacent to the state ferry terminal on the west […]
COVID-19 pandemic restrictions continue to take a toll on popular seasonal activities, now including the Anacortes Fourth of July parade and related events. A cancellation notice regarding city-hosted summer events was issued Tuesday, stating in part: “The City has determined that the threat that large-scale events pose to the health of the community is too […]
On May 1 Anacortes Arts Festival Director Meredith McIlmoyle reported: “We have been doing our best to stay abreast of rapidly changing guidelines as they relate to our industry. As of today, we are still planning a festival. We will continue to do so until our state or local officials tell us we can’t because […]
What a wonderful morning is was! Given the governor’s lifting of state park closures due to COVID-19, I grabbed my camera and made my way to Rosario Beach. My trip featured opportunities to photograpph blooming plants as well as shorebirds, geese, rabbits and quail. The views from Rosario Head were stunning, and confirmed that boaters, […]
Tuesday, May 5 marked the reopening of most state parks, including our amazing Deception Pass State Park. A morning visit revealed other outdoor adventurers with commendable “social distancing” skills. My morning stop included the drive to West Beach, a walk on the North Beach trail, a visit to the Cranberry Lake dock and a brief […]
Many state parks including Deception Pass State Park will reopen Tuesday, May 5, for local day-use recreation only. Fishing and hiking will be allowed, with continued emphasis on “social distancing” of six feet or more, and precautions including face masks and regular hand cleaning. Visitor centers, camping and other overnight accommodations on state-managed lands will […]