Outpost Caretakers Week 18 ~ I SpyJanuary 13, 2012 | 1411 Views
“I think I just saw a light.”
It’s late Sunday night, 11:48pm to be exact when Mike made this statement. We both jump up to peer out the window into the darkness. Nothing but a wall of black and I mean black. It must be a pretty heavy cloud cover for we can see no stars nor a moon. Staring into nothingness for another 30 seconds I mentioned that it was about this time last year that we started seeing a fishing trawler in our area.
“Must have just been a reflexion that caught my eye”, Mike says has he heads off into the kitchen to grab us a bottle of water. No sooner had he turned his back when suddenly there was a light! The green starboard light was quite visible along with their powerful spotlight guiding the way into the bay beside us. Within minutes they had passed out of sight. It was amazing that Mike had even spied that first hint of light from his chair while we sat watching a movie.
Two days later around 5 o’clock there was the boat again and this time I was able to take a few pictures.
We speculated last year about what kind of fish that trawler was after. January and February are such terrible months for being out on the west coast it must have been something well worth their efforts. Funny how things happen but while we were home, on our sailboat in Port Hardy this past summer, we met the guys who worked on a boat that came into the bay beside us in Port Louis…. small world.
So what do they fish for? Sable fish, also known as Black cod.
The warm weather that I bragged about last week has changed…just a little. The only tell-tale sign that I spied was a small patch of snow on the distance hills.
I spied our resident eagle before before he spied me, which is rare.
This young eagle didn’t care if I was spying on him, there was no way he was leaving his beach find (like road kill but usually a bird that has washed up) until he had had his fill.
This is taken from the kitchen window where I think I am the one being spied upon.
Till next week,
Heather & Mike