One of two deer we saw in the park
Large cargo and tanker ships go in and out of Anacortes harbor. There are three refineries in Anacortes where Alaskan oil is refined for use in the Northwest. We saw several of these large ships in the bay.
Last year when we visited Washington Park in Anacortes, Washington we saw lots of wildflowers, great views of Puget Sound, and Eagles soaring overhead. The last few hikes we have gone on recently we hoped to find Fawn Lilies but did not. Since we had found them at this park before we thought it might be the best chance this year to see some again. However, due to the warm winter and early spring we were too late and found the leaves only, the flowers long since gone. We did see a grouping of 20 or so Chocolate or Checkered Lilies. Bob said it is the most he has ever seen. We also saw Shooting Stars, Blue and White Camas, Monkey Flower, Nooka Rose, Spotted and Striped Coralroot, Pink Sea Blush, two deer, birds, and a Great Blue Heron on the shore by the parking lot.
One of the first plants we saw was this magnificent Spotted Coralroot shown above
Above and below, Shooting Stars
Two of approximately 20 Chocolate Lilies growing near the cliff side
Above and below, pink Sea Blush and Death Camas with lichen
Blue and Death Camas with a little pink Sea Blush in grass
Yellow Monkey Flower and trailing Blackberry
Yellow daisy-like flower and Yarrow
A section of the loop road
View from the picnic area
The Havekost monument above was named for a German Immigrant, T. Henry Havekost, who settled in Anacortes in the 1870s and was a pioneer speculator and industrialist. Havekost donated the land on which Washington Park now stands.
Views of Anacortes from the hill top scenic view point a short distance from the park.
Great Blue Heron standing on the shoreline rocks near the parking lot for the loop trail