August 10th, 2003

Disappearing bridge

It’s no fluke that Deception Pass ranks among the state’s top attractions. I have a longstanding love affair with the bridge, which is actually two spans linking Fidalgo and Whidbey islands. For many years I worked at the Whidbey News-Times in Oak Harbor, and during that stint I had the privilege to work on a publication marking the 50th anniversary of the project. I still get to Oak Harbor, although too infrequently, and I usually pack my camera along “just in case.” I was glad to have it with me late last August when I was blessed with the vision of heavy morning fog swirling around and seemingly making the Whidbey side of the span disappear.

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

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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