Photos by Tag: ship

September 9th, 2020

Lush green beach

Morning sun illuminates lush green seaweed blanketing the beach at the state ferry terminal on the west side of Anacortes. Crows and geese were busy foraging for breakfast.

July 19th, 2020

Hungry herons greet new day

I had the beach to myself early this morning, taking the opportunity to settle in among shoreline pilings to watch and photograph a dozen or so blue herons. I definitely was present at breakfast time for these beautiful birds. What would be “bait” to humans makes an excellent “breakfast bite” for the herons, and they […]

July 15th, 2020

Walk into wetlands

Summer growth at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP).

July 10th, 2020

Then & now, Ship Harbor

An archive photo from 2005 demonstrates how far we’ve come in terms of walkable pathways at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve adjacent to the state ferry terminal. The path from the parking area is natural but soon gives way to a wide gravel walkway, which then becomes a boardwalk. Just a few yards away is […]

July 4th, 2020

Cover from the rain

A mother provides cover for her little one on a boardwalk stroll at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP).

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.

May 13th, 2020

Vibrant greens of Spring 2020

What a delight during these Spring days to see all of the new growth, from flowers to trees … and to enjoy the sweet aromas that come with that new growth. Collected here are some images from a recent visit to the Ship Harbor Intepretive Preserve adjacent to the state ferry terminal on the west […]

April 28th, 2020

Powell sculptures, public treasures

Fidalgo Island sculptor Tracy Powell has created many high profile pieces, primary of which is the “Maiden of Deception Pass” story pole at Rosario Beach. He also has art on display out of doors at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve and Tommy Thompson Trail. To learn more about Tracy, clink on this link.

February 14th, 2020

Watery wonderland

Water levels are very high at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve adjacent to the state ferry terminal. Rainfall runoff flows from surrounding highlands to the wetland below, with much of the water ultimately feeding into the saltwater harbor. A beautiful season to enjoy the wooden boardwalk that meanders through wetlands. Already there are signs of […]

February 13th, 2020

At last, the sun!

A rainbow appeared briefly over the horizon Thursday afternoon, as viewed from the cul de sac at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) on the west side of Anacortes. Note ribbon of fresh water making its way to the sea (lower left hand corner). LOTS of water for the past few weeks.

January 12th, 2020

Northwest textures

Once lush ferns in west Anacortes wetland “lie down” in winter. Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP).

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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