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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Salmon Run

I am not sure if you have ever heard of this ( I sure hadn't ) but I guess every year the salmon "run" back to where they were born to dump their eggs and die ( depressing eh?) but every 4 years there is a huge run and I was lucky enough to be at Mom and Dad's during the 4th year! We headed out to the highway ( we heard rumurs of a good viewing spot) but when we got to where we were going they had police there stopping people from parking... granted it was on the side of a VERY busy highway so I think they were probably justified in doing so.. but we just kept going up the road a while till we found a logging road and parked the car and decided to walk back. We hiked into the bush and then down under an overpass to where the water was (really interesting with a nine month old who didn't want to be held by anyone but her mama) There were huge weeds and bushes ( I had a moment of feeling like Moses's mom when she put him into the water!!)but we finally broke through and found a really smelly patch of water with lots of dead fish but also a bunch of live ones trying to swim upstream. Where we were there weren't a lot of rapids so we didn't get to see any jumping salmon ( like you see on TV) but it was still cool. I didn't realize that they were such ugly fish!!! And did you know that they only turn red when they are about to die??? Weird but a cool experience!

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Hi Annie,
Thanks for the salmon info-I didn't know they turned red or pink until they die-how come?
I love the pic of Madi with Grandpa and Grandma!!!! So cute!
Love you, Aunt Sheila