Where are you staying in Anacortes? Almost moved there a few years ago, but it was just too sleepy a town. Have done the Art Festival for years. If you're still there, it's the 1st weekend in Aug.
Tales of 500K MH reminds me of our years as blue-water cruisers..... the mega yachts roll in, drop the hook, spend a night, then cross that idyllic anchorage off the list.....been there, done that attitude. Never go ashore to see what's there!!!! They sail around the world in 180 days and write a book on the "big adventure"!!!!
I guess all forms of "recreation" have their dolts.
Enjoy Anacortes and the San Juans. If you get a chance..take the TV to Victoria on Vancouver Is. Another cool spot in the Northwest.
Happy travels and cheers,