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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Are the Salmon Running Yet?

Last week we went to see Cowichan Bay, also known as Cow Bay to the locals. It's a neat little community!

They have old boats and stuff...

They do some restoration of boats here too.

I think this one would be perfect... just need some galley slaves to row it for me!

This one was in dry dock, and there were some guys painting it. "Rebel Wind"... I like the sound of that!

There was also a little museum with boat stuff... and old logging stuff too.

Cow Bay is known for it's float homes! That one's for sale... a mere $150,000 and it's yours! Not beary large though and if you are a sleep walker, it could be dangerous!

 Lots of cool boats here...

And some neat restaurants! Of course I had fish and chips with a nice pint of Phillips Blue Buck ale... yum

Oh hey... this could be a new career for me... lighthouse keeper!!

What do you think?

We drove a bit farther and went to Goldstream - this is a provincial park where you can see the salmon running (no wonder people think English is a weird language... how do salmon run without legs?).

We checked out some of the spawning channels but... not a single salmon. Sigh...

But that's cause the salmon run is in October! Ah well... still have some time to wait. But I definitely want to come and see this!

The river is kind of low right now too... by October it will be higher and the salmon will have lots of room to play.

Goldstream also has some BIG trees...

 This one kind of reminds me of Angkor Wat in Cambodia... the new tree growing on old ruins (in this case, an old stump).

 On our way home, we stopped at this viewpoint. This totem pole is neat cause it has an eagle on top and... a bear down below!!

It's called the Salish Bear Pole... cool.

We don't have Paddington Bear statues over here (like in London)... we have Bear Totems!

 It's a beary nice view from up here...

But someone has started the mad padlock craze... you know... like that bridge in Paris - padlocks of love or something... I don't know that this chain link fence could hold many of those!

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  1. Pont Neuf I think that is. Which has since started collapsing under the weight of all the padlocks and has had parts of it removed for repair. I also think that those padlocks have now been banned - or they've put hardboard along the fence sides so you can't put the locks on it any more!!

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    1. I heard about it collapsing! People are funny sometimes...

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  2. Wow, that gives a whole new meaning to "house on the water"! You look good with the lighthouse...although I imagine lighthouse-keeping is a lonely job...

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    1. Thanks! Yes, lighthouse keeping is a lonely job and they've automated a lot of them out here on the West Coast.

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  3. That bear totem is really neat! We wish we had one in the back yard, but with the images of all our stuffy pals!

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    1. That's a cool idea! I think Uncle Tibbs would have to be at the bottom to carry us all on his broad shoulders.

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    2. Beanie and Hammie would need to be on the beary top (or else they'd get squised).

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  4. So when the Salmon run in October are there bears there? Stuffy and non-stuffy?

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    1. I think so... at least the non-stuffy variety. The stuffy variety is campaigning hard for a salmon viewing trip!

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  5. I could not help but notice that there are no tupperware boats in Cow Bay. Did you take your tupperware boat out for a spin in Cow Bay?

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    1. Um... well... no. Mama told me that my Tupperware Boat might be ok on a freshwater lake, but it's not certified for saltwater. Go figure.

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