Monday, October 31, 2011

Spawning Salmon on Courtenay's Puntledge River

I was working up in Courtenay on a late October day and managed to steal a few moments for a stroll along the Puntledge River. The river runs right through downtown and there are a number of public trails along the river you can access.

It was great timing for me as I got to witness some of the last throes of the Chum salmon spawn. Gulls were fat and feeding on the carcasses that littered the river bank, but some of the salmon were still engaged in their annual spawn.