Photos by Tag: Steve Berentson

April 13th, 2024

Access limited at Park: West Beach

Washington State Parks notes that “Your visit to Deception Pass State Park will look a bit different this year as park staff steward its recovery from winter storms.” In January 2024, the West Beach parking lot was damaged in several areas and littered with large debris. Ahead of the park’s busiest seasons, park staff is […]

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 6th, 2024

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival flies high: 1985

It was Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 1985, when hot air balloons filled the sky near the Skagit River and downtown Mount Vernon. Meanwhile, Roozengaarde began to attract crowds — crowds that have never stopped growing. Initially the Festival was a two-day event. Today it is celebrated during the entire month of April.

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.

April 1st, 2024

Boats out of water

There are hundreds, possibly thousands of boats stored out of the water at various Anacortes facilities. This Travelift, nicknamed the “Miss Katie,” is one of the largest mobile lifts in town. It is operated by Pacific Marine Center.

March 24th, 2024

North Beach access re-opens

After a long winter season of limited access, the road and parking lot at Little North Beach are open again in Deception Pass State Park. Put his magnificent corner of the Northwest on your “to do” list immediately.

March 23rd, 2024

Quiet cruise

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

March 22nd, 2024

Viking boatbuilder launches a beauty

Renowned Fidalgo Island boat builder Jay Smith gathered with crew and admirers Thursday to launch a new 56-foot long ship at Skyline Marina. As you might expect, the launch drew quite a crowd. See video below. Click here for more information.

March 17th, 2024

Framed by industry

Majestic Mt. Baker, as framed between crane and scaffolding at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) on the Anacortes waterfront.

March 17th, 2024

Perfect parking spot

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

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