Photos by Tag: canoe pass

May 5th, 2022

The Bridges of Fidalgo Island

By Steve Berentson Many who travel to Anacortes are surprised to learn the popular seaside community is located on an island. Another surprise is that this island is served by five bridges. While there are five bridges, the spans are located at only three service points. There are two sets of “twins,” and a small, […]

March 16th, 2022

Placid waters

Canoe Pass Bridge, as viewed from bluff trail on Pass Island.

February 25th, 2022

Canoe Pass bathed in sun

Morning sun lights up the massive rock bluff of south Fidalgo Island at Canoe Pass.

October 15th, 2021

Fog over Deception Pass: 2013

With contractors packing up equipment and closing on the finish of a two-plus-year painting project, I look forward to seeing the iconic Deception Pass spans again — shiny green and free of rigging. Maybe this month!

July 7th, 2021

Watching over Canoe Pass: 2013

One of my favorite eagle shots, for some reason. This eagle perched on a snag over Canoe Pass. I’ve passed over this bridge countless times over the years and have only seen an eagle on that cliff site once or twice. The snag has since suffered the ravages of time.

June 8th, 2021

Kayakers prep for Pass run

A group of kayakers takes a breather on the beach just before pushing off toward Canoe Pass on the south shore of Fidalgo Island.

May 17th, 2021

Kayakers near Deception Pass

Kayakers round corner at Lighthouse Point, headed for Canoe Pass in the distance. South Fidalgo Island.

April 21st, 2021

From shadows into light

A weekend kayaker moves from shadows into light under Canoe Pass Bridge at Deception Pass.

April 19th, 2021

Kayaker, Pass Island bluff

A solo kayaker approaches the northwest bluff of Pass Island, which lies between Whidbey and Fidalgo islands. His plan was to pause for a few minutes to pump out water taken on during exercises in the Canoe Pass currents.

April 17th, 2021

Paddling beneath the bridge

Kayakers hone skills at Canoe Pass.

April 9th, 2021

Eagle stationed at Canoe Pass: 2013

This bald eagle’s white head against the South Fidalgo bluff wall caught my attention. He was perched on a snag over Canoe Pass, a snag that has since snapped in half. I haven’t seen an eagle in this location since.

March 20th, 2021

Paint project continues on two spans

Contractors are back at work in earnest on the two iconic bridges at Deception Pass. These photos were taken on a Saturday morning. Work also continues at night, with traffic across the bridges often reduced to one lane. Note two colors on some sections of the bridge: brown color is primer coat. Spans will ultimately […]

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