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July 2, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Stuck waiting for a San Juans ferry? Take a lovely waterfront walk

A sculpture called "Cormorant Drying Her Wings" stands along the boardwalk near the Anacortes ferry terminal (in background).  (Kristin Jackson photo / The Seattle Times)

A sculpture called “Cormorant Drying Her Wings” stands along the trail  near the Anacortes ferry terminal (in background).
(Kristin Jackson photo / The Seattle Times)

Going to the San Juan Islands? You can get stuck in the ferry line, sometimes for hours,  on summer weekends.

I had a couple hours to kill at the Anacortes ferry terminal recently after missing a ferry to Orcas Island. Bored with sitting in the car,  I scrambled down a narrow dirt path to the beach just below the vehicle lanes (Washington State Ferries hasn’t been able to  build a proper trail yet). 

It’s a rocky, nice little beach where families waiting for the ferries play. But what I really enjoyed is a nearby new boardwalk and gravel pathway that meander through

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