Photos by Tag: Anacortes

April 10th, 2024

Morning cruise

Pleasure boat “Honey Badger” passes in front of Mt. Baker on a beautiful Wednesday morning in Anacortes. A Nordic tug, I believe.

April 5th, 2024

Color among cattails

A scan of wetlands at Ship Harbor often stops with the flash of red among cattails. The redwing blackbird. Beautiful, with a distinctive “language.”

April 5th, 2024

Divinely equipped

Check out the beak on this shorebird, aptly named the Black Oystercatcher. I love the eyes too.

April 3rd, 2024

Beach buddies

Chumming it up on a Guemes Channel shoreline at low tide are an American Wigeon and a Black Oystercatcher. Both handsome (and hungry) birds.

March 23rd, 2024

Quiet cruise

Loon among docks at Skyline Marina, west side of Anacortes.

March 20th, 2024

Shoreline walk, Mt. Baker backdrop

A shoreline walk on the west side of Anacortes is even more gratifying when shared with friends.

March 17th, 2024

Perfect parking spot

Tanker “Polar Enterprise,” Mt. Baker, as viewed from Cap Sante.

March 15th, 2024

At long last! R Avenue re-opens

It will be a red letter day in Anacortes today (Friday, March 15) as R Avenue will be re-opened after several months of upgrades including a roundabout and curbs/gutters/sidewalks at several intersections. This exhaustive project started in early November of 2023, pushing traffic onto Commercial Avenue and other already-busy streets.

March 6th, 2024

Marked drop in new housing in 2023

Even though city residents observed a notable level of new housing construction in 2023, statistics from the City of Anacortes report there was actually a sharp drop in the number of new housing permits. There was a total of just 36 new housing permits issued last year, compared to 134 in 2022. Much of the […]

February 25th, 2024

Heron fly-by

Great blue heron heads from shore to trees at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) near the state ferry terminal in west Anacortes.

February 16th, 2024

Walking the dog, Northwest style

Just another sunny day in Anacortes! Pictured here are three dog walkers on the dock at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. Visible in the distance are a Foss tug and majestic Mt. Baker.

February 5th, 2024

Maritime art: 2010

I love this compass rose inlay on the main deck at Cap Sante Marina. This image was taken in the fall of 2010.

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