Sunny skies often draw me to the Fidalgo Island shoreline. A Thursday morning trip included a quick visit to the fenceline at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI), a beehive of industrial activity at an otherwise difficult time for many American businesses. For news about this vessel, click on the link below. DCI’s website is a fascinating “place” to spend some time before a visit to the shipyard.
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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