I can’t tell you how many times I have looked to the sky, initially mistaking a turkey vulture for a bald eagle. I was reminded by a long distance viewing last week at Deception Pass that I had this “up close and personal” experience with a few turkey vultures in 2018. They were perched on a snag on the side of the road above Lake Erie. Yeah, eerie.
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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