Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fidalgo Island: Four Seasons

One of my favorite destinations in the world is Fidalgo Island. For those of you who haven't heard of it, Fidalgo is one of the islands of the archipelago in the northwestern corner of Washington state. I was hoping to head up there after our travels through Mexico, but unfortunately, that will have to wait until summertime. For the past few years, though, I have been spending a lot of my free time up there, so I have thousands of photographs which I have taken at various times of the year. I thought this blog would be a good place to share them with you. If you like mountains, islands, forests, clean air and water, hiking, kayaking, boating, quaint towns, and friendly people, you might want to consider taking a trip up to this beautiful and relatively undiscovered corner of the US. Fidalgo is only about 30 minutes off of I-5. It's close to Seattle, Mt. Baker, the Olympic Peninsula, Victoria, and Vancouver...not to mention all the other San Juan islands. Check out these links and photos, and hopefully you'll come and visit one day.
Links

Here's a map of Fidalgo Island and surrounding areas:


Here's a link to a webcam overlooking our neighborhood in Skyline:


This link will take you to the webcam of the ferry terminal near our neighborhood:


Here's a link to a site all about Fidalgo Island:




View towards Anacortes from Cap Sante Park

View of Skyline neighborhood from Washington Park

The boat dock at Washington Park

View from Sunset Beach at Washington Park

View from Washington Park

Madrone tree 

Flounder Bay

Bowman Bay

Bowman Bay at sunset

Fresh snow over Skyline (not my photo)


Spring

Tulip season

View of Anacortes and Cap Sante Marina

Washington Park boat dock damaged in winter storm

Boats in Cap Sante Marina

My favorite bench in Washington Park

View of Puget Sound from Mount Erie

View from Washington Park


Summer

Welcome to Anacortes

Downtown murals (there are 91 of them)

Boat dock at Washington Park...a busy afternoon

View from Cap Sante Park looking toward Mt. Baker

Hanging flower baskets in town

Sunset over the San Juans
 
A lone sailor in Guemes Channel

Towering trees in Washington Park

View toward Guemes Island

Washington State ferry

Fog bank over Burrows Bay

An overcast day!  

View from Mt. Erie

Deception Pass Bridge

Calm waters off Washington Park

Sunset over San Juans

View of Skyline and San Juans from Mt. Erie

Sunset at Washington Park


Fall

Sunset over Flounder Bay

View from Mt. Erie

Deception Pass Bridge

View of Whidbey Island from Deception Pass

New growth in Washington Park

1 comment:

Hisako said...

The four-season photos made me want to visit Fidalgo. Congratulations for getting Finnish citizenship! Going to Europe soon!? I wish you and Zach a wonderful trip!