Photos by Tag: beach

July 4th, 2020

4th of July on the water

Many folks enjoying the wonderful weather of Independence Day 2020 opted to spend time on or near the water. These photos show activity on Bowman Bay, Rosario Bay and Heart Lake.

June 30th, 2020

Across the bay

Beach walkers at Bay View State Park on Padilla Bay, across the Fidalgo Bay shore on the mainland of Skagit County.

June 26th, 2020

Otters at the beach

I’m always excited to see a river otter. On this occasion, I came over a rise on a bluff trail to spot this family of otters on the beach below. They didn’t stay long, even though I was above them at a considerable distance. Into the water they went, swimming east toward Deception Pass.

June 25th, 2020

Fine feathered friends

I can’t imagine a better morning. My “breakfast time” adventure featured opportunities to photograph a number of beautiful Fidalgo Island birds, some of which offered songs. Also part of the morning but not photographed were herons and crows. Mostly little birds, the largest being the flicker.

June 3rd, 2020

Beach bunnies

Prominent during this morning’s “wildlife on parade” adventure at Ship Harbor were the bunnies. They included skittish bunnies on the edge of cover, some literally crossing paths with me, one taking a bath in the sand and one tiny bunny nibbling on tender grass from the edge of a beach log. Oh, and then there […]

June 1st, 2020

Morning scenes at Ship Harbor

Always a great idea to start the day in one of this community’s natural areas. Today, Ship Harbor, beach and wetlands. I was pleased to encounter a couple of new feathered friends.

May 15th, 2020

Beach, boat & bluff fishing

Fishermen are out. On a visit to Deception Pass Park I viewed folks fishing from North Beach, boat just offshore, and bluff from the base of Pass Island. Traveling in and out of the park I saw many folks fishing lakes including Cranberry, Heart, Campbell and Pass.

May 7th, 2020

Return to Rosario

What a wonderful morning is was! Given the governor’s lifting of state park closures due to COVID-19, I grabbed my camera and made my way to Rosario Beach. My trip featured opportunities to photograpph blooming plants as well as shorebirds, geese, rabbits and quail. The views from Rosario Head were stunning, and confirmed that boaters, […]

March 29th, 2020

Eagles old school: black & white

An encounter with two immature eagles on a Fidalgo Island beach prompted me to put together this small collection of images in black and white. Grateful to spend a few minutes in their world.

March 14th, 2020

Deception Pass respite

Rather than subjecting myself to more news about the coronavirus pandemic I chose today to visit Deception Pass State Park. Fresh air, natural beauty and safe space between me and those who chose the same outdoor adventure. Not escape, but a welcome respite.

February 2nd, 2020

Windy winter day

What an amazing afternoon at Rosario Beach, the Fidalgo side of Deception Pass State Park. The powerful combination of wind and sea are always impressive. 

December 30th, 2019

New signage at SHIP

Recently added at the beautiful Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve in west Anacortes were a number of interpretive signs including “snapshots” of local flora and fauna. Visitors are greeted by a large sign featuring a hovering osprey and a snapshot history: “Stepping into the Story of Ship Harbor.” Acknowledgments are made to organizations including the Port […]

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