Hello. This is our new blog. Our friends Jonna and Mimi are here with us in Seiku, Washington and Jonna helped us set up this blog. Why are we here, you ask? Because our fishing group, The RoVing Rods, has been having a gathering here since the 10th of August. Elaine has been going out fishing with the guys on their boats, and Mary has been helping process the catch when she comes in. Elaine cleans the fish, and then we put them in a brine using brown sugar and salt, smoke them, and then can them in pint and half pint jars. Some days Elaine caught her limit (4), and other days just 1 or 2. She was catching silver salmon and humpies, but 2 days she caught big Kings, one was about 25 pounds (!), but she couldn't keep them because the season for them had just ended.
Besides fishing and preparing the catch, there have been daily social hours and delicious potlucks with all of the fun and interesting people who attended this event. It was hosted by Ron Bonham and Chuck Palumbo, who did a wonderful job. They also were kind enough to take Elaine fishing on their boats quite a few times. Our friends Ken & Carolyn Kimpton, who were on the Panama Canal trip with us in 2004 and the trans-Atlantic cruise in May, also stayed here with us for about a week.
Tomorrow we pack up and head back to Port Angeles to have our Subaru serviced. Then we will spend a few more days visiting Elaine's cousin, Sheila, in Sequim.