Today was the opening day of herring season and we missed it because it was snowing
so hard we couldn't see the boats! We did see lots of whales and sea lions eating and
then we watched an eagle's nest for awhile until we couldn't see it anymore because of
the heavy fog that rolled in.
Everyone waiting for the opening signal on the radio...click the picture to make
it larger and see some of the huge fishing boats and processors. In between the
boats there were whales gorging on herring and jumping out of the water.
Here are some of the boats heading out earlier when it was clear. I think we lost count at 50
or so and we weren't there for the beginning. They were going by our house all morning in
anticipation of the opening.