Looking Back

January 22, 2020

‘The Old Man’

When I typed “heron” into my website search engine I was reminded just how much I love photographing blue herons. They abound in this area, from marinas to bays, but one of my favorite heron photographs is from a sailboat trip to Chatterbox Falls, British Columbia in October 2005. Friend James Stover nicknamed this heron […]

January 21, 2020

Abandoned barn collapses

I was on the way home from Burlington today when I noticed this winter casualty, a collapsed barn visible from the highway at the intersection of Pulver Road and Hwy. 20. Skagit icons disappearing one by one…

January 20, 2020

Public port, shining star

A superstar among accessible Port of Anacortes public assets is Cap Sante Marina, renowned among boaters for its location, amenities, service and competitive pricing. Investment in the facility is ongoing, as evidenced by these photos from late 2011 and early 2012. Text with the 2011 photo read: “The ‘front porch’ at the Cap Sante Boat […]

January 17, 2020

Mt. Baker steam

Memory Lane this morning while Mt. Baker was visible,fresh snow swirling near the peak. This photo was taken on a Mt. Baker climb in August 1986. Visible are steam holes enroute to the summit. We were blessed with beautiful skies, not a foregone conclusion on this Pacific Northwest adventure. Photo from a desktop scanner. Have […]

January 16, 2020

Kiteboarders start 2020 with a splash

Already this shoot falls into the “Looking Back” category! New Year’s Day action, Bay View State Park. Kiteboarders on Padilla Bay.

January 15, 2020

Serenity in the snow 2006

It was January 11, 2006 when I made my way to the viewpoint of Cap Sante. I was a bit surprised to discover this young man seated alone on a rock overlooking Fidalgo Bay. Calm, cold, quiet.

January 10, 2020

Moon over Baker 2017

This shot was taken three years ago from Anacortes. January 11, 2017.

January 8, 2020

Honing skills 2004

This photo from the AnacortesToday archives shows a trio of kayakers practicing their skills in the swirling waters of Deception Pass. January 2004. Kayakers practiced rescue/retrieval skills that included rolling the kayak and restoring to upright position. At times, as in this case, the kayakers actually left their kayaks and climbed back in with the […]

January 3, 2020

Oh, and there’s the MiG…

This AnacortesToday archive photo shows Bill Wooding in his hangar at the Anacortes Airport in August 2014. The occasion was an airport open house hosted by the Port of Anacortes. Many of those in attendance had the privilege of seeing some of the cars and airplanes owned by Bill, including this MiG (Czechoslovakian, I think). […]

January 2, 2020

Anthony’s opens in January 2011

Seems like only yesterday when I was allowed to take a sneak peek of the new Anacortes Anthony’s restaurant, one week before its opening in January 2011. Smiles all ’round in a shiny new kitchen. A welcome addition to our island business community…

December 31, 2019

Year in Pictures 2019

What a year it was! Images from 2019 on Fidalgo Island.

December 28, 2019

Skypilot 2006

Birdseye view of the city of Anacortes and Guemes Island. May 2006.

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