As we have done for years, the visit to see the salmon run, is a must.
But I don’t think we’ve ever gone seen the salmon in shorts and t-shirts. This year has been warm. A warm fall. We were not sure if the salmon had started to come back up yet, when we went, so on our way to Siena’s swim meet in Hood River we stopped to check it out.
And yes, we were surprised to see the salmon swimming, and nesting, and some already dead. The smell gave it away as we got off the car at the parking lot, before heading to the river. I can’t smell, so I can’t say much about it. But it is something we have talked about every time we go see the salmon and retell and learn and talk about this natural story of these beautiful creatures.
An amazing story of the cycle of life.