Swinomish Indian Tribe Salmon Harvest – La Conner, Washington

The motorhome is parked the Thousand Trails RV Resort located in La Conner, Washington. I’ve been here several times in past years. My membership allows a maximum of a three-week stay, out for one-week and then you can return to the first park. My departure date is September 2nd.

I’m just hanging out taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.

Mary’s personal to-do list plate, which can only be handled by herself, continues to over-flow. Recently we acknowledged that her meeting up with me in September, just is not going to happen.   😦

I’ll next likely see her when I arrive at her home in November. A friend recently expressed a concern about the status of our relationship. Not to worry…it continues to function per our original agreement when we met in October, 2008. That is…I remain on the road and she will join me when her other life allows. We talk every day on the phone…sometimes more than once. It’s just the way life is!

In my 16 years acquaintance with this Thousand Trails RV Resort…I’ve managed to see the Swinomish Indian salmon harvest about five times. It does not occur every year. The resort is located on leased land from the Swinomish Indian Tribe. So far not his year.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…



This Google Earth image shows the area location…X marking the resort location…




In this image TT marks my camping site, 2 is the harvest location and 1 where I stood taking the below video. The large raft looking thing on the upper left is the salmon farm…




This is the view of the area about 50 feet from my motorhome. The harvest happens on the beach just to the right of the shack…




This the view from atop a small knoll on the beach. My campsite is in the trees, at this angle right behind the small shack in the center…




I took the following photos in 2011 when Mary was here with me…










Once the net is in on the shore..they throw the salmon into big bins to be hauled away by a truck. Here’s a short video showing the flying fish…watch the person on the far left taking pictures…that’s Mary getting in close to the action…


If the video does not work…click this link..



While this is a one day event, not every year activity…it is a full day activity and they had four large bins on a truck ready to be hauled away.

In past years for $5, I went back to the motorhome with a live salmon that made a fine evening meal!

This photo is from the top of Mount Erie on Fidalgo Island, five miles to the northwest. At 1,273 feet it’s the highest elevation in the area…




Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 69 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 78 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

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