Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Anacortes Waterfront Festival

Cap Sante Boat Haven is the scene of the two-day Waterfront Festival, with vendor booths covering the entire parking lot.  Friday features the Corvet display, and Classic Cars were shown on Saturday.  

Just outside the Festival activity is the Saturday Farmers' Market with more vendors and fresh fruits and vegetables.

The pet products booth is popular and the meeting place of all pets, where Jake gets a new name tag with phone number -- just in case he gets too far away from Herb; and while waiting for his purchase, he makes a new friend.

A favorite entertainer is the accordion player, who is being photographed, possibly by a reporter.

At the left is a child safely strapped into the bungee jump.

In the background the Safeway grocery store is shown.  Yes, we walk one block from the marina for provisions!

Marnee, a volunteer with Pacific Biodiversity Institute, recruits help with a project to observe and track the location and behavior of harbor porpoises.  She explains that these mammals do not migrate, but live in Washington's inland waters all year.  They are smaller and very shy, unlike our bottlenose dolphins of the Laguna Madre on the Gulf of Mexico.

A lively tune is played on xylophones by children of the area.  They have a captive audience. 

Did I mention that we had several rain showers during the day, but it did not keep the crowds away.

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   June 2, 2012

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