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.
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!!