Not too far from downtown Anacortes is a beautiful waterfront park dedicated to dozens of local men who have died at sea. In addition to a monument listing their names, Seafarers’ Memorial Park is home to the “Lady of the Sea.” This sculpture by Deborah Copenhaver was commissioned by the late Ray Separovich, identified on […]
One of the most impressive things about life in the western Washington is the fact that our moderate weather and steady rainfall provide the necessary elements for an array of year-round colors. Springtime, with its corresponding blossoms, is gorgeous, but that doesn’t mean the other three seasons aren’t beautiful, too. We are, after all, “the […]
Sometimes, not often enough, my wife and I escape our daily routine on a day trip as walk-ons aboard a state ferry bound for the San Juans. Passenger only rates are still affordable, and the trip is relaxing, regardless of weather (don’t bring that cell phone!). We like to pack a lunch with treats we […]
Time takes its toll, as evidenced by these photographs. The old Junk store pictured here is located in back of the historic Anacortes Marine Supply and Hardware store on 2nd Street. The Enchantress, a tugboat dating back to the 1940s, is now a derelict in Fidalgo Bay waters near what was once a bustling Anacortes […]
Morning sunshine drew me to a neighbor’s gardens. “The grass is always greener,” as you know, so the flowers must be prettier, too. My brief stroll yielded a number of beautiful images, and my neighbor Yoshi ultimately emerged from his home to give his blessing, converting my trespass to a visit.
Friday, June 13, 2003 marked the end of a 12-year journey for the Anacortes School District Class of 2003. This class was “under construction” during elementary, middle school and high school years as several district buildings were remodeled and renovated. Class motto was: “Life is not about the breaths you take. It is about the […]
Daddio’s, a new restaurant on Commercial Avenue, represents the realization of a dream for Anacortes native Will Lamphiear. Will, who apprenticed at Randy’s Pier 61 when he was in high school, will manage the pizza diner with his wife, Lori. The two moved back to Anacortes from Phoenix with their baby, Cadence, to manage the […]
It was a wonderful day on Whidbey last Saturday, July 30, when the Navy joined approximately 15,000 guests in an international celebration of U.S. Naval Aviation. One hundred years! Included here are a few of the 400-plus photos I shot during this sun-splashed Centennial. Among the aircraft is a Boeing PT-13 Stearman Kaydet. This aircraft […]