Heat Wave in Hood Canal and Case Inlet

Real Estate Agent with Windermere Peninsula Properties

Yesterday and today, with temperatures reaching into the 90s around here, we have enjoyed swimming to cool down in both the lakes and the saltwater.  Late yesteday afternoon, I drove my 2 sons to Stretch Island to beach comb and swim and noticed hundreds of seals on the north side chasing anchovies.  With the spectacular Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, and surrrounded by water, this area is the best in the world!  We watched an eagle dive down to the water to catch a fish as we swam.  We have great deals on this kind of property.

Comments (2)

Sarah Nopp
South Sound, WA

There are anchovies in the Sound? I had no idea! Jelly fish yes. Sand fleas yes. But anchovies!

Jun 05, 2009 06:06 PM
Kristian Schonberg
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA

I was also surprised, but I was told by Don Anderson, who lives on the eastern waterfront of Stretch Island and watches the marine life there daily as well as being an avid sport fisherman, that they are anchovies coming in.  I would have guessed they would be herring or smelt.  I did not see one of them to check it out, but could see the seagulls and seals working the schools of fish.

Jun 06, 2009 03:23 AM