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May 9, 2021

Looking west over Anacortes

Happy to share yet another aerial photo by Anacortes teen Jaden D’Angelo. This photo, taken from a drone flying over Fidalgo Bay, includes some of the waterfront, downtown Anacortes … and on the horizon, Washington Park, Burrows Island, the tip of Guemes Island and the San Juans. Thanks again, Jaden, for providing a new perspective […]

May 5, 2021

Teen captures bird’s eye view

This impressive sunset view of coke ship “Santa Johanna” at Port District Pier 2 was taken by Anacortes teen Jaden D’Angelo, whose newest hobby is drone photography. This cargo vessel was being loaded with petroleum coke from the Shell Puget Sound Refinery on March’s Point. It’s a privilege to spotlight some of Jaden’s work. More […]

May 5, 2021

Shell sells refinery for $350 million

Sale of the Shell Puget Sound Refinery to Texas-based HollyFrontier for $350 million was announced Tuesday. In a Facebook post yesterday, the local refinery stated: “Dear Friends: Today the site was informed Shell is divesting the Shell Puget Sound Refinery and selling the asset to HollyFrontier, pending regulatory approval. The refinery leadership is committed to […]

May 3, 2021

Diver photographs underwater beauty

I had been waiting for a harbor seal to surface again when I noticed a strange bubbling pattern in the water off Little North Beach. I kept watching, expecting the seal … but then scuba diver Jan Kocian surfaced. He said he had spent an hour in the pass area under the North Whidbey section […]

May 2, 2021

Longshoremen load petroleum coke

A shipment of petroleum coke from the Shell Refinery is loaded aboard the Santa Johanna, Port of Anacortes Pier 2 on the Guemes Channel.

April 28, 2021

Feathered friends of Fidalgo & environs

Over the past several weeks I have collected an inventory of photos of “feathered Fidalgo friends,” otherwise known as birds. Images were collected at places including the lake, beaches and dunes of Deception Pass State Park, both sides of the bridge. At least one photo (immature bald) was taken in the Bay View area on […]

April 27, 2021

Paint prep under the bridge

Worker activity is visible as one crosses the bridges at Deception Pass, but the real action is under the steel spans. A walk down the stairs leading from the North Whidbey parking lot puts you in a position to see the intricate support and safety systems assembled for workers who are preparing the Deception Pass […]

April 26, 2021

Tug Quilceda pushes through Pass

I was checking out the Deception Pass Bridge painting project when the tug Quilceda moved into my view, pushing a barge with crane toward Lighthouse Point Monday morning.

April 23, 2021

Hawks compete, track & field

What a great afternoon Thursday at the Anacortes High School track, where AHS hosted a track and field competition including athletes from Burlington-Edison and Blaine. A joy to see these young people demonstrating their talents, celebrating the opportunity to compete against others. Kudos to athletes, coaches and volunteer staff!

April 21, 2021

Pilgrim Congregational coming down

A high profile church on Commercial Avenue is coming down, victim of cost-prohibitive structural issues. The old Pilgrim Congregational Church will be demolished, with plans for a mixed use office/apartment building.

April 19, 2021

Police Chief Small to retire

John Small, Chief of Police for the Anacortes Police Department, has announced his retirement effect July 1, 2021. Small started his service with the Anacortes Police Department in September 1993. He has served nearly every role at the Police Department from Police Officer, to the Field Training Officer, D.A.R.E. Instructor, Volunteer Coordinator, Detective Sergeant, Patrol […]

April 17, 2021

Northwest wildflowers

A South Fidalgo bluff trail hike yielded many opportunities to photograph native plants, including Indian Paintbrush, one of my favorites.

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