Travel North to Klamuth and Viewing Seals Devouring Salmon
Sep 28, 2017
|September 28 – Travel North to Klamuth and Viewing Seals Devouring Salmon
Today was not as adventurous as yesterday in that we did not have the opportunity to be punctured by Elk horns.
We did get the chance to view a hundred seals catching salmon at the mouth of the Klamath River. We walked several hundred yards down the beach along the Klamath River toward the barking sound of the seals.
The seal’s process was to dive down, catch a salmon, rise up and shake the 2-foot long fish to kill it.
The seal then took it to the shore to devour it while keeping the other seals from taking it as well as the many birds, or, I saw one seal lift the fish with the head of the fish in seal’s mouth and swallow half of it.
During the eating frenzy, there was the constant barking of the seals when they came up for air and the screeching of the sea birds as the fought over the remains of the fish.
In the afternoon, we took Martha to the Big Tree across the road from our campground. The tree is estimated to be 1,500 years old and Martha is 13. : )
Tomorrow, we head south to Willits, CA. The high temperatures at the vineyard that we had planned to visit next and dry camp, were projected to be in the upper 80’s which would mean that we would have to run the generator to power the A/C in the afternoons.
Going to the Willits KOA will give us a chance to get back to civilization for a few days before we visit and dry camp at another vineyard south of Willits.
Camping in Willits will also enable us to visit Fort Bragg and the Glass Beach tomorrow.