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Rick Hackinen
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Orca traffic
 It is good form to go slow and look both ways for coming traffic when coming out of the harbour.   This family of Orcas was coming up the shore , close in, when I was about to cross Discovery Passage, almost 9 pm Friday night.  I stopped and turned off my ...

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Al and Holli
 Al's birthday is the excuse for a getaway for Al and Holli.  They've come up from the American side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca , not far from Victoria really, to see what;s up with this Campbell River fishing that they have heard about.  Al has been a s...

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Capacity
 My Grady White boat is certified for 4 passengers plus the skipper.  Canada's Ministry of Transport requires all commercially operated small craft to be certified , and the allowed capacity is more cautious than the manufacturer stated, as you can see. 

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spring equinox
Sunset to the west behind Victoria peak at spring equinox. Last light on Mt.Washington. 

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mature chinook lures
Here's something that some of you may be interested in. It's a study to compare the effectiveness of lures for mature chinook salmon. More specifically, it is a study to help Alaska commercial trollers catch mature chinooks that returned to Carrol Inlet , r...

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bird signs


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Very good herring spawn
 " Bumper harvest as herring return to Strait of Georgia in great numbers. "  That was the headline from the Vancouver Sun. The Nanaimo paper calls it a " boom year " .    This is very good news as a measure of the herring stock, the vitality of the ocean t...

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from snow to snowdrops
This is a long tail on winter this year. There has still been snow , flitting between rain and sunshine, but it doesn't stick anymore.  

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Away
I was away with Shamra , on a rare vacation trip. I don't often experience jet travel, as many of my fishing guests do. By the way, did you know that Vancouver Airport has been awarded the title of Best Airport in the World ! http://www.yvr.ca/en/media/news...

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still waiting for spring

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