The town itself was pretty charming, with a lively main street and lots of things going on along the docks - even in the winter. They were also big into festivals. The top three being the Oyster Run (for bikers), the Waterfront Festival and the big one - the Anacortes Art Festival, pictured below.
Deception Pass is also pretty near to our home. I took a kayak a little too close to the main channel once. I don't regret it. I had a terrific encounter with a seal that was worth all the dirty looks I earned.
As sad as I am to leave so many good friends - I hope they'll come and see me in A-town. It's the reason I wrote this post, after all :) To lure you.