This stretch of shoreline at the end of 5th Street overlooking Fidalgo Bay is one of my favorite spots … and now the cul de sac features a pair of benches placed in memory of the late Dean Allen. In addition to a great view of Mt. Baker, this location offers opportunity to watch boat traffic coming in and out of Anacortes marinas. Oil tankers, barges and tugboats are also regular users of this marine highway. To reach this spot, take a left on 5th Street on the way up the hill to Cap Sante.
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.
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