Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fish farms and a fire (say that 10 times fast)

Next day we visited two fish hatcheries- one trout farm and one salmon.  The trout farm was fun because we could walk right up to the water.  The fish went crazy when we came by probably because they thought we were going to feed them, but we told the kids it's because they liked them.
 They are kept in round tanks full of water with water spraying in to make it like a current.

 I didn't get any pictures at the salmon farm because it was a little more secure so we couldn't go right in but we learned a lot about salmon.  The farms are located right next to a river and when they let the salmon go into the wild, they always return right to the same spot and then the eggs are harvested.  I can't believe all those salmon can find their way back home- very cool.

After the fish farms, we stopped at the store and bought hot dogs and fixings for smores. 
 Before it got dark, one more trip around the lake.

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