Sunday, October 16, 2011

More of Seton Lake

The other day I featured a few sky photos, taken on the drive from Vancouver to Seton Lake, near Lillooet.  I thought it would be good to post more photos of this spectacular area as my submission to this week's Scenic Sunday Meme. I do hope you enjoy them.

 
 I think these photos will give you a sense of the driving conditions and the mountainous terrain.

 
 You can see that there are some extreme switchbacks in the road.





If you look in the far distance, you can see the blue plastic shelters (around the middle of the photo). Those are Aboriginal fishermen of the St'a'imc (pronounced Statleum) First Nation, who have set up camps to do their annual food fishing for salmon.


Here is a closer view...
 

and here are the fishermen right on the water (below). It can be dangerous as the river is very powerful.


Fishing for salmon may be the most important part of the First Nation's culture in in this area.  The  people used different styles of harvesting the fish including spears, dip netting, and net fishingThis annual fishery is called "food fishing" and is distinct from fishing as a commercial venture, and distinct also from the sport fishery.  The annual food fishery is protected by the country's law and is a much fought for right of the First Nation's people.  

Much of the salmon harvested in the summer months is preserved for the winter months.  Aboriginal people preserve the salmon through wind drying and also through smoking it. Of course, the people also have the option today of freezing it and canning it. 

Whatever way you eat it, it is delicious. Thank you for stopping by and reading my post for Scenic Sunday. I encourage you to click on the badge below and join in all the fabulous posts from around the world.

Photo credits: my brother



24 comments:

Angelika Poe said...

Good morning Penny, there are beautiful pictures and beautiful nature, the mountains and the mighty river and salmon traveling is indeed a delicacy, I eat very well and the salmon fish gene in many forms ... particularly fond of smoked ... so I a good Sunday, enjoy the day and let you greetings from the Geli, who now travels with a visit to stroll.

WebbieLady said...

Such scenic shots! Were you driving when you took them?

Leovi said...

Great pictures, I love that road with spectacular frames. Pure delight.

jan said...

Great photos of a beautiful area. Thank you. I enjoyed reading about the "good fishing", and would really like to learn a bit more now.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of photos. The mountains and river are gorgeous scenery. It is neat seeing the men fishing for the salmon. Great photos, happy Scenic Sunday.

Valerie said...

Hi Penny,
WOW ...! Amazing terrain and what an extraordinary contrast between the rich blue of the sky and the grey surroundings. That last photo really puts things into perspective.
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my site. Have a blessed week.

metanoia said...

beautiful landscape :D

Jo said...

What a lovely place, Penny. We'd enjoy the twisties (corners) for biking! Grant would LOVE the smoked salmon. His fave fish but so expensive in Nakumatt, as it is back in SA as well. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Jo

Fred Alton said...

I Love these pictures of wilderness areas! God created an awesome world, didn't He?

Roan said...

With my luck, I would fall in before I caught any fish. The water does look fierce. Beautiful series of pictures.

KT said...

I don't think I would want to fish there...interesting photos and descriptions!

Unknown said...

I never mind trips when it's driving through the mountains -always plenty to shoot from my window! Yes, it looks like I wouldn't want to be caught in that river!

Christina, Sweden said...

wonderful scenerys, must be a great (and challenging) place to travel!

thanks for your nice comment

Christina, Sweden

Rajesh said...

Wow! beautiful scenic place. The landscapes are amazing.

Eden said...

Such beautiful sceneries. Great shots.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous landscape and very interesting text.

Anonymous said...

That river definitely looks powerful! I'd like to see them fish in person... they're pros! =)

happy week

NatureFootstep said...

a nice place to visit as it seems.

Sivinden said...

Marvellous scenes!

Brenda Green said...

Penny,
Your pictures are truly BEAUTIFUL!
The info on salmon, and the fisherman is very interesting. Keep up the good word! me

Joyful said...

Hello everyone, I am so glad that many of you found the scenery to be as beautiful as I do. I am also happy that some of you were interested in the work of the fishermen. Have a wonderful week ahead and may you all enjoy a beautiful scene somewhere where you live!

Deb said...

beautiful photos....thank you for stopping by to visit my blog...i hope you come back soon...

Linnea said...

Thank you for the informative journey. That's quite the narrow, winding road to get there...but it was worth it. Thanks for visiting my SS post. Enjoy the week.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Well I had to go back to my dash as it was easier to click on your recent posts from there..I liked these photos and the cave is cool! Very scenic and Salmon is just one of my very favorites. I'll try to remember St'a'imc- Statleum? Your brother did a nice job with the photos too. I just payed for the google storage and can't quite or not sure if I can enlarge them. I could do so here. Anyway, great share-

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