Watching salmon migrate upstream was unexpectedly calming and relatable.
The hubby, T and I spent this sunny but chilly Sunday exploring Port Hope, located an hour drive from home.
This scenic town served as the filming location for the recent two-movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It.
The town has a historic charm with its old but well-maintained and beautiful homes.
We walked around downtown, which I seem to feel was featured in the aforementioned movie.
The highlight of our visit was Ganaraska River Dam, where you can spot salmon and trout migrating upstream between August to early October.
We thought we had missed the annual migration but we were blessed with plenty of sightings.
T quickly claimed his own viewing spot.
It was not hard to imagine that T sees a kindred spirit in these determined energetic fish.
Salmon are said to live 3-5 years. Near the end of their lives, they migrate upstream back towards the river bed where they were born.
How they￼ are able to remember and find their birthing spot is surely another sign of nature’s magic.
Once they spawn their eggs they die.
As I watched these fish make the tiring swim and jump upwards, I too found a kindred spirit.
I’m the fish and that unrelenting gushing water is our T.
As I was thinking about this, a salmon jumped out of the water, smacked onto a concrete wall and fell back where he had started from.
Yup, definitely a kindred spirit.
In case you were wondering, we did not encounter the demonic clown Pennywise from the movie It. I had a red balloon ready too in the hopes of getting a few hours off from parenting.
However, on the drive back home, we passed by this awesome house that was clearly ready for Halloween.
It brought a huge smile to T’s face and in turn, ours too.