January 26th, 2010

The Old Man


It has been several years since I shot many photos of this heron over the course of a two-day stay at Chatterbox Falls in British Columbia. Fellow adventurer James Stover, captain of Autumn Light, one of two sailboats in our little “fleet,” nicknamed him “The Old Man.” Chatterbox is located just a few miles away from Malibu, a Christian camp and retreat center that has drawn many from this area over the years. I recall first hearing about the camp as a high school student in Everett. Hope to make it back that way someday soon. Serene. Beautiful.

Alternative Text

About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.

$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.

All Photos are © Steve Berentson. All rights reserved.

Thank you for visiting

A casual journal spotlighting
Anacortes residents and events


Anacortes Today
c/o Steve Berentson
1102 King Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

Photo Prints & Licensing

Photos are available as archival prints. They are also available for licensing to be used on your website. Please contact us to request a photo.

© 2022 Anacortes Today | Accessibility Privacy Policy Terms of Service