Looking Back

June 6, 2019

Playing possum

I know it’s just a bunny, and they are everywhere in this season, but I just couldn’t pass on this little one “playing possum” at Rosario Beach…

June 3, 2019

Lightpost keeper

This serious bird presided over traffic Saturday at the Cap Sante Marina Boat Launch. “Keep the line moving, buster!”

May 26, 2019

Hometown dining

Resident blue herons didn’t let Memorial Day Weekend ferry crowds deter them. It was low tide at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) on Sunday afternoon, so the “table was set,” and the herons were busy.

May 23, 2019

Strength in diversity

Local waters around Anacortes are busy, reflecting a diverse maritime economy. Pictured here on the Guemes Channel are power boat (recreation), Guemes Ferry (public transportation), tanker (industry) and tug (maritime services). (Oh, and I think that might be an international ferry in the distance! Anacortes to the San Juans and British Columbia.)

May 21, 2019

Nervous turtle

In all my years of driving past beautiful Heart Lake I have never seen a turtle. This afternoon I wheeled the car around when I saw this guy basking in the sun near water’s edge. I got ONE shot off before he went into underwater mode. And I was hoping for a “portrait” with sun […]

May 19, 2019

IE5 glides into adventure

Pictured here from Cap Sante Saturday morning is the Island Explorer 5, a custom-built whale watching boat operated by Island Adventures of Anacortes. For details visit https://www.island-adventures.com/  

May 17, 2019

Flight over Fidalgo Bay

A bald eagle leaves its shoreside perch for a Wednesday afternoon flight over Fidalgo Bay.

May 14, 2019

Flash from the past

Vintage aircraft in formation over Heritage Flight Museum on Fly Day May 11, 2019. These three pilots also thrilled Anacortes residents with a “missing man” formation that day.

May 2, 2019

High tech marine adventure

I photographed the one-of-a-kind Island Explorer 5 last week offshore at Alexander Beach on the west side of the island. Whale watching season is on in earnest. This vessel is based at Cap Sante Marina in downtown Anacortes. https://www.island-adventures.com/our-vessels/island-explorer-5

May 1, 2019

Eye contact

I walked into the back yard, a simple act that had the desired effect: departure from the “dining table” we call an apple tree. I got this one last glance over the shoulder to confirm I intended to stay until our guest had departed.

April 28, 2019

Manpower vs. diesel power

An ambitious team of paddleboarders waits in anticipation as the San Juan Clipper churns past, headed west through Deception Pass. The paddleboarders waiting for the boat’s wake to dissipate, then headed east under the bridge.

April 25, 2019

Northwest corner

A sweeping beach view from the west side of Fidalgo Island, south of Skyline.

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