It’s possible that this is a common occurrence, but when I saw the “Samish” approaching the Ship Harbor terminal yesterday I wondered where it was going to find a place to tie up. Turns out four ferries were “present and accounted for” at the same time: the Samish, the Hyak, the Chelan and the Kitsap. Busy place!
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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