We had an excellent holiday. Thank goodness I took pictures, because the salmon my husband caught is growing by the story telling. It was just over 22 pounds and we managed to freeze half of it and get it home to Edmonton. The other half we kept fresh on ice and fed to family in Kelowna.
What really made my day was that initially we were going to go whale watching out of Victoria, but the price was actually cheaper to go salmon fishing, and we just hoped that we might see some whales. Did we get our money's worth that day. We had already caught the big fish, when the whale watching boats showed up, passed us then stopped. Our captain, Ron from 2 Reel out of Sooke BC, told us we probably wouldn't catch anymore salmon if whales were in the area, but we keep fishing and moving towards the whale watching boats. Then the whales appeared very close to shore. What a sight! Notice that the whales are between us and the shore. At around 44 seconds you can see the whale watching boats way far out. By law they can not get close to the whales, but because we were fishing the same rules did not apply. HA!!! Watch the video, taken by my youngest son to see how close we got to them!
Words can not describe the experience. My advice, go salmon fishing, and if you are lucky you will see some whales too!
More later, the 10 hour return trip home from Kelowna has me longing for sleep!