Saturday, October 21, 2006

A Little Salmon Shall Lead Them. . .


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This skipper and his crew have just come through the locks in the Lake Washington Ship Canal between the salt waters of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Union and further on Lake Washington. If you look closely or click on this photo to enlarge it you will see a salmon jumping just ahead of the bow. Perhaps it has been cavorting with dolphins and wants to imitate them. This beautiful 1922 wooden boat might be heading for the Center for Wooden Boats at the south end of Lake Union (a great place to rent a sailboat, BTW). For a detailed history of this classic vessle, its incredible features and more complete view of her from the starboard side while on the low end of the locks click on More Seattle Stuff.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

ce bateau est magnifique et bravo pour les photos. on peut faire des ballades dessus ?

Anonymous said...


afflicted I board forgotten the subtitled version ;o)) : this boat is splendid and cheer for the photographs. one can make ballades above?

Kate said...

Great caption. Enjoyed the narrative, photo, and the links!

photowannabe said...

Wow, great capture of the Salmon. Colors, action and story A+++

Eric said...

A fantastic photo Kim, and love that you noticed the salmon. I didn't think that they would appear so close to land, or should I say, where there wasn't some kind of natural ladder. Not sure if I'm clear, but you probably get my point. Looks cold by the way!

Kim said...

Olivier, ballads above indeed :-) Thank you so much!

Kate, your interest in this, your frequent visits and kind comments are all much appreciated!

Photowannabe, Wow! Thanks for the high marks! Glad you enjoyed.

Eric, Big blush. Yes, it was cold, especially by the water. It may interest you to know that the locks this boat was coming through also includes a 21 step fish ladder for the salmon to go from the Sound to the lakes and streams inland. This fish was still jumping, despite the recent ascent of the ladder. Also, thanks so much for your very encouraging comment on the Rowers photo on the More Seattle Stuff page!
-Kim

metaphysicalmama said...

I agree with Eric's comment on your "more stuff" page. Truly beautiful. This photo makes me think how lucky we are in the U.S. to have so many natural resources. Let's hope we don't all move to chemical-preservative food, but that we don't overfish our oceans either. Whew...no...I don't work for greenpeace.