Friday, August 24, 2007
The End is Near...
"...This is the end, My only friend, the end..."
Today, the rains began. Summer, although still on the books for another 29 days, is Officially Over.
With the rains come rising water, and just like the opening scene of Apocalypse Now when the jungle is obliterated in a massive, napalm-induced fireball, the high water blows out the dead and dying chum salmon, back to the sea from whence they came...
Ok, so maybe it's not that bad. But dolly season is winding down.
The last fishery of the year will soon be upon us, in the form of Cohos. The late august rains are a form of housekeeping...the river is just sweeping up all the debris, making herself all pretty again for the arrival of the fall prince.
And we here at Neil Creek will be on hand to greet him.