Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Celebrate the Sockeye

This is a year to celebrate the sockeye - so my Salmon Biologist husband tells me! He has been out on a couple of fishing boats this summer and with a 34 million return this year we are all celebrating the sockeye here on the west coast of B.C. and maybe all over Canada.

I have a few pictures he took this summer.




This picture was taken just a couple of weekends ago at the mouth of the Fraser River - in the picture you can see all the little splashes of water - those are jumping sockeye - just a few of the 34 million!



Jim took another trip to the West Coast of Vancouver Island -- known to him as Area 20.



He spent the day on a fishing boat - mostly watching I suspect.




And eating!!



The season has come to an end.  We are planning a trip to the Adams River in October to see the Adams River Sockeye spawn.  I have never been there but this year is going to be a good one - so I have been told.

I have been working a lot this past week - 5 shifts in one week - so this post has sat in my list of posts to edit for about 10 - waiting for me to finish.

I am off this week - with a cold - and I am totally and completely annoyed.  I had a cold last March and I feel one cold every other year is plenty - so two colds in one years is unacceptable.  I don't think this one is as bad - and I have things to do this week so I am just going to do them!! 





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4 comments:

  1. We are certainly celebrating the Sockeye in hour house too! My husband is a sports fisherman. I am the happy consumer of the Sockeye! When in October to you suspect would be best to view the Adams River run? I would love to see that. I haven't seen a river running red with spawning activity since I was a kid living on the Kootenay Lake. This would be the year to view that famous Adams River run!

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  2. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Plenty of juice and chicken soup and rest and you will be up in no time.

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  3. Hope you feel better and I so enjoyed the pics!
    Micki

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