Cap Sante is a small hook-shaped headland at the extreme northeast corner of Fidalgo Island. It creates a natural sheltered harbor adjacent to downtown Anacortes, Washington. The Cap Sante Boat Haven accommodates commercial fishing boats, pleasure craft and the Coast Guard. A major boating port, Anacortes hosts six marinas by my count. On early morning trips downtown, I had noticed the visual effect of the low winter sun on the masts in the marina.
I thought this would be a good spot to try out a new camera. I bought a Canon SX210is to have something I can stick in my pocket. So far, I am pleased with this little Canon, I just wish it had a viewfinder.
At 0830 it was below freezing and the floats were slippery with heavy frost. The clear air, still winds and bright sun produced a fine photo op. While other parts of the country have suffered under adverse weather, we have had a string of cold, clear days over the New Year. Enjoy this little Cap Sante gallery. As you can see, the Harbor Master was on duty.
Weather Statistics for December, 2010
|Temperature||High 54.5° F||Low 23.4° F||Mean 43.5° F|
|Wind||High 30 mph||Average 3.4 mph||Dom Dir S|
South Fidalgo Station Data (See Climate page for complete climatological data)