Photos by Tag: Bowman Bay

September 5th, 2020

Paddleboard gathering

A group of Saturday morning paddleboarders heads for a serene corner of Bowman Bay.

August 18th, 2020

Modes of transportation

This was a fun shot. Could be a setup for a joke: “A sailboat skipper, a kayaker and a family of three on a paddleboard meet on the bay …” Bowman Bay, midday Monday.

August 15th, 2020

Boats & beaches

My morning started at West Beach on the Whidbey side of Deception Pass. I then headed to North Beach, and then crossed the bridge to Bowman Bay and Lighthouse Point on Fidalgo Island. I’m guessing sunshine and a desire to be temporarily free of COVID-19 “incarceration” prompted people to head for the outdoors with boats, […]

August 15th, 2020

Natural framing

Rosario Head and Bowman Bay, framed in by the branches of a madrona tree on a bluff trail.

July 24th, 2020

Vista Point looking north

Rosario Head across Bowman Bay, as viewed from Vista Point on the southwestern tip of Fidalgo Island. Take the Lighthouse Point Trail from Bowman Bay for this view.

July 18th, 2020

Busy Bowman Bay

Water activity at Bowman Bay Friday included kayaks, canoes and sailboats, this one tied up at the floating dock. I also spotted a diver, and there were numerous people enjoying the beach.

July 14th, 2020

Memorable day for Jay

“Viking boat” builder Jay Smith presided in November 2017 over the launch of yet another amazing vessel built in his Fidalgo Island shop. Master boatbuilder Smith apprenticed in Norway, worked in the Faroe Islands and Denmark, and studied under master boatbuilder Nils O. Ulset. The well-attended launch took place at Bowman Bay.

July 8th, 2020

Bowman Bay recreation

Summer sunshine draws people outdoors, as evidenced here on a recent visit to Bowman Bay on south Fidalgo Island. Anacortes Kayak Tours is operating again with restrictions, and area parks including Deception Pass State Park are open. Good to get out of the box!

July 7th, 2020

Lovely Lottie Bay

Add this hike to your to-do list of summer adventures! Lottie Bay, accessible on a well-marked trail from Bowman Bay on south Fidalgo Island. If you’re up to it, a trail offshoot leads to Lighthouse Point.

June 22nd, 2020

Rosario at morning light

Rosario Head from Bowman Bay trail.

June 15th, 2020

Standing in the rain

Standing in the rain at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park. A statue placed in tribute to young men who worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps, created by President Franklin Roosevelt during the Depression years of the 1930s. CCC crews completed many projects, both on Fidalgo and Whidbey island sides of the park.

May 9th, 2020

Out for a paddle

What better way to enjoy the outdoors while meeting COVID-18 “social distancing” regulations. There was a marked spike in activity on the water Friday afternoon at Bowman Bay, but watersports provided a safe way to exercise and enjoy the sun without worry about a crowd.

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