A must do for us is to walk across the Deception Pass bridge and watch the boats negotiate the current at its most turbulent. It is hard to capture on film; best to experience it. Herb has more at http://walldogsjourneys.blogspot.com/2010/09/deception-pass-september-3-2010.html
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The Farmers' Market is a popular event every Saturday in Anacortes, and we visit to see what they have for us to buy. Why am I surprised to see a display of tractors at the 'Farmers' Market?"
We click off our Bucket List today and take a closer look at the ship that serves as a windbreak for the location of Lovric's ship repair in Anacortes. La Merced was a four masted schooner built in 1917, later converted to a floating cannery and made many trips to Alaska under power and sail.
In 1971 after years of being idle near Seattle, she was towed to Anacortes and now used by Tony Lovric for the breakwater. Apparently, she is much photographed, because as I am standing on the roadside, an employee comes by and tells me the best place to view. It was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1988.
Willie of Walldog, Willie and Jake