Herring Looking west toward Nanaimo from Berry Point Road. As promised, here are more photos from the herring spawning… The effects of the milt in the water, and its distinct edge, were pretty amazing. This photo shows just how opaque the milt made the water. There was quite a bit of froth at the water's edge, and in some of the tide pools. The herring boats were there in great numbers. These guys are pulling up a net—you can see the fish. And then they set the nets again. They weren't the only fishermen around—there were also quite a few sea lions. I don't have a real telephoto, so this was the best I could do—at least they obliged by sticking their heads up occasionally. And the obligatory picture of Our Dog. He is wet, as you might notice. And a little fishier-smelling than usual. I turned around from taking a picture, and there he was, swimming around. I do believe he fell in off a slippery rock—but given his love of water, it's hard to know for sure. Looking west again. What a lovely day to watch such an amazing sight! Like this:Like Loading... Related 2 thoughts on “Herring” Awesome. Love the first and last shots especially. And the colours in the water. Thank you! The colours were truly magnificent. Comments are closed.