It was four years ago this week that the beautiful new IE5 catamaran operated by Island Adventures made its inaugural excursion to and from Cap Sante Marina in downtown Anacortes. The 98-foot vessel was designed by One2Three naval architects in Australia and built by Mavrik Marine in LaConner. It is one of several vessels in the Island Adventures fleet. Congratulations, Shane and Jennifer, on this anniversary. Seems like only yesterday!
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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