What a sight to see – The 2014 Herring Run
It was amazing watching the Herring Run this year from our window at Tree Island Bed and Breakfast.
There were several boats waiting to drop net, and start fishing – then … there was the dropping of the spawn. The ocean turned a bright shade of turquoise.
It is amazing that the Herring have such an effect on the ocean – The sea lions are happy, the eagles are happy, the fish are happy, the fisherpeople are happy. I read that the spawn streches from close to Bowser to north of Comox. You just have to see the colour of this ocean and the day that Alice and I went to Goose Spit, it was as if the ocean was boiling with activity. I don’t think I can call a gathering of seals and sea lions a herd, but that is what it looked like, all playing and feasting and frolicking near the ocean shore. I’ll post more videos… Pretty spectacular.