… you might find all kinds of things.
The herring were spawning, so we expected to find roe on kelp.
And there was lots of roe on kelp, or at least on various kinds of seaweed. Lots and lots of it! The tide was low, so there was plenty of it exposed.
The closer you got to the water, the more eggs. We ventured a nibble—crunchy, salty, a bit fishy. Not bad… needed crackers and dip, but oh well. (In the past I’ve had dried/fried herring roe on kelp dipped in oolichan grease, that was downright tasty, even for someone who’s never been big on any kind of roe, including caviar… I might say, actually, that I personally thought it better than caviar.)
And lots of milt in the water, turning it all turquoise and Mediterraney. And lots of sea lions. And lots of fishing boats speading nets and hauling them in.
Oh, and then there was this, not quite so expected:
Damn navy has evidently been losing things again.
I took a LOT of pictures of the spawn and will post more later. But now there’s pizza waiting.