In the News

July 11, 2021

Nature trail

Another beautiful morning walk on the shoreline of Fidalgo Island. Spring turns to summer. Sighted but not photographed: goldfinches, hummingbirds, osprey and cedar waxwing.

July 10, 2021

Green and gold

This little beauty was certainly “in the news” for me this morning. I returned from a walk to discover this hummingbird tucked away in a back yard tree, illuminated by morning light.

July 8, 2021

Cool mornings return

How refreshing the past several mornings to venture out to cool morning scenes such as this one at Bowman Bay. Typical summer days often feature haze or fog that “burns off” to comfortable temperatures and blue skies.

July 5, 2021

Fort Wooding on parade

Collectors come in many varieties, but Bill Wooding’s collection is unique. Once again this year, Bill brought a contingent representing “Fort Wooding” with a collection of vehicles ranging from U.S. Marine Corps jeep to Russian tank. Camo was the color of the day for this parade entry. Thanks, Bill, for sharing this amazing collection of […]

July 4, 2021

4th of July parade comes roaring back

Wow! Thanks to all participants in the 2021 Fourth of July Parade in downtown Anacortes. Thousands of enthusiastic onlookers line Commercial Avenue from 3rd Street to 9th Street for a classic community parade “comeback” after a COVID year with no event. More photos to come.

July 1, 2021

A peek at new paint, Deception Pass Bridge

Featured here are “before and after” photographs of sections of the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges, currently in the midst of a comprehensive maintenance, repair and paint project under contract with the state Department of Transportation. The spans will ultimately boast a new, shiny coat of green paint, as evidenced on the east guardrail […]

June 25, 2021

Iconic NW bridges undergo facelift

Northwest icon Deception Pass bridges have been under protective shrouds on and off for months as contractors do repair and paint work for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). “The bridge” is actually two spans: Canoe Pass Bridge connecting Fidalgo Island to the center support of Pass Island, and Deception Pass Bridge connecting to […]

June 23, 2021

Race Week enlivens Anacortes

Reports are that is has been a great couple of days of sailing for Race Week Pacific Northwest, based in Anacortes out of Cap Sante Marina. Here are a few scenes from the marina, where activity spills out not only to surrounding waters but to the business community as well. Remember, this is a pubic […]

June 21, 2021

Race Week Pacific NW sets sail

Docks were bustling early this morning as crews made ready for Day One of Race Week Pacific Northwest 2021. Hosting this year’s event is the Port of Anacortes, Cap Sante Marina.

June 19, 2021

Saturday buzz

A number of factors including sunshine and a pent-up desire to gather in groups once again have breathed new life into communities including Anacortes. Businesses were busy up and down Commercial Avenue, with activity spilling over the The Depot and Cap Sante Marina neighborhoods as well. Featured here are a few examples of that activity, […]

June 17, 2021

Feathered friends, Fidalgo neighbors

Hikes/walks provide exercise, relief from “incarceration” … and an opportunity to meet neighbors of the feathered variety. Some of these birds are more cooperative than others. The flicker is elusive, and the kill deer combines speed and camouflage to make things challenging. Always fun to come away with a photo or two.

June 15, 2021

Classic 1924 firetruck on the road

What an exciting surprise this morning to find this classic beauty motoring north on Commercial Avenue. By the time I turned around these gents were in front of City Hall. This is a 1924 American LaFrance, restored over years by a dedicated team of volunteers. Hoping to get details on the fact that she’s up […]

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