Sunday/ under the weather

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My nephew is checking out the sockeye salmon that have started their upstream migration through the fish ladder at the Ballard Locks. (Check out the Halo action figure between him and his mom, also checking out the salmon).
Discovery Park
A panorama view of Puget Sound as seen from Seattle’s Discovery Park.  The park is close by the Ballard Locks, with walking trails and access to the Puget Sound water side.

Saturday and Sunday were beautiful summer days here in the Pacific Northwest, but I have a nasty cold and could not go out with my brother and his family that were visiting from California.  My brother and I checked out the Ballard Locks last when he visited in April, here Ballard Locks.  At that time there was nary a fish in sight in the water, but by now the full-grown salmon have started to migrate into the rivers, and are swimming upstream to spawn.   (The Ballard Locks are in the canal that links Lake Union to Puget Sound, and so the canal is effectively an artificial river to the salmon).

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