In the News

September 24, 2023

Oyster Run rolls for 40th year

Oyster Run Anacortes 2023 drew thousands despite some Saturday and Sunday rain. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the regional event. As usual, Sunday’s downtown crowd included not only bikers but people who found their way to Commercial Avenue and side streets to enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of the gathering. Business was […]

September 21, 2023

Kiteboarding Padilla Bay

Spectators lined up quickly when this kiteboarder stepped into the water off of the beach at Bay View State Park.

September 19, 2023

In and out

State ferry Kaleetan and a sister boat pass each other in the Guemes Channel, one on the way to the San Juans and the other on a return trip to Anacortes. State ferries are a beautiful element of the “scenery” here in this neck of the woods.

September 18, 2023

Misty morning fishing

By land and by sea, salmon fishermen are working Deception Pass and environs. This photo was taken from North Beach under the bridge. Didn’t see any catches, but got reports of some after a post on Facebook.

September 14, 2023

Sails on the water

White sails on the water drew my attention. Plenty to see on Fidalgo Bay Wednesday night, with Mt. Baker in full display too.

September 12, 2023

Navy opens doors to the public

It was an exciting day Saturday, September 9, when Naval Air Station Whidbey Island opened its doors to the public. Activities ranged from aircraft displays and flight demonstrations to live music, food and information booths. Special features for young guests ranged from climbing tower to face painting. There were also opportunities to sit in the […]

September 11, 2023

Engines roar in tribute to heroes

A busy weekend on Whidbey Island included two days of exciting hydroplane races on the Oak Harbor waterfront. “Hydros for Heroes” is an American Power Boats Association (APBA) registered national and regional professional charity racing event. It is promoted and organized by The Craig McKenzie Team Foundation, and operated with the assistance of dozens of […]

September 8, 2023

Canada Geese hang out on Fidalgo

Fun with Canada Geese the past couple of days on a west side Anacortes beach. Dozens the first day, fewer the second. Beautiful birds … noisy when they come and go.

September 7, 2023

Race night on Fidalgo Bay

It is always a worthwhile adventure to drive to Cap Sante for a view of Wednesday night sailboat races on Fidalgo Bay. Thanks to the Anacortes Yacht Club.

September 6, 2023

Yakima at DCI for scheduled maintenance

The state ferry “Yakima” is currently in drydock at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes for scheduled maintenance. According to Washington State Ferries (WSF) it is estimated to return to service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route in mid-October.

September 5, 2023

View from the bluff

Miscellaneous scenes from Rosario Head. Labor Day, 2023.

September 4, 2023

Mixed use beach

Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island has something for everyone. This Labor Day scene shows beachwalkers, scuba diver and tide pool explorers. Folks just up the hill enjoyed a picnic lunch.

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