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 assistance of others. Courageous lot.
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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