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Saturday, August 31, 2019

An Activity for the First Day of the Long Weekend

On the Rocks, Please!

Fish LadderWe don't have a lot of chances to meet up with these guys during our summers in BC. Today, we made the time.

The Capilano River Hatchery was our destination and a nearby picnic table up at the Cleveland Dam provided a place to eat the food we'd bought for lunch.

Jay and I drove along Highway 1 and the Richmond guys stopped in the West End to pick up the others. Both cars arrived at a crowded parking area near the hatchery before noon. We crossed the river and hiked up to the dam.

A table there was the location for our lunch. After that, we looked at one of the major reservoirs for the Vancovuer water supply. This summer was not as dry as some recent ones; however, the water was down and none was spilling over the sluiceway.

Rain Forest

Sharing Table Space

We walked down towards the hatchery and spent some time watching the 'example' salmon swimming up a fish ladder. In addition we viewed hatching tanks holding thousands of tiny fry.

Low Reservoir

Pacific Salmon

One more walk with a big, rest-time conversation ended the afternoon. At last, we headed home. It's nice to have a chance for this type of meetup. It doesn't seem possible that we only have two months until we head to Sri Lanka and Kuala Lumpur for our next retirement winter.


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