Archive | Migael’s Wake

The view north from the beach at Sequim Bay State Park. Photos by Migael Scherer.

In Migael’s Wake | Sequim Bay State Park

This 90-acre, year-round park north of Schoolhouse Point rises above a narrow beach, its waterfront limits bounded roughly by a launching ramp to the north and a pier with a float to the south. From the water, the park seems densely wooded and undeveloped. Ashore, cedar-shadowed trails and roads wander through ingeniously sited recreation and […]

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The launch ramp and anchoring basin west of Dockton County Park marina.

In Migael’s Wake | Dockton County Park

The sleepy community of Dockton was once a busy shipyard, with the first dry dock in Puget Sound large enough for sailing schooners. As land travel became easier, and especially after the Navy built its own yard in Bremerton, the industry here began to fail. A smaller ship-building operation continued through World War I. Today […]

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Cap Sante Boat Haven, looking west from the top of Cap Sante. Photos by Migael Scherer

ln Migael’s Wake | Anacortes

The city of Anacortes is centered on the northeast tip of Fidalgo Island, bordered by Fidalgo Bay and Guemes Channel. Once the site of many canneries — this was the largest cod fishery on the west coast in the early 1900s — its most visible industry now is the oil refinery on March Point. Tankers dock at […]

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This fair-weather temporary anchorage is visible from the flowered crest of Yellow Island. Beyond is the south cove of Jones Island State Park.

In Migael’s Wake | Yellow Island

One of the most beautiful passages in all the San Juan Islands is Wasp Passage. Narrow and twisting, it lies between Shaw and Orcas, its swirling currents winding around the small islands that take their collective name from the passage itself. All of the Wasp Islands are surrounded by reefs. All are either National Wildlife […]

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