We made it! We were lucky to fly in on a clear blue sky day and look over the beautiful landscape we will call home for the next month and a half. Our first few days were spent collecting and organizing gear, settling into our new homes, as well as reconnecting with several folks in town. After a couple of snowy, rainy days, we have been blessed with beautiful, sunny weather and have taken the opportunity to get several dives in. We are training ourselves as best we can so we’re ready for when the herring begin to spawn. The numbers coming in from the test boats (boats out sounding and sampling fish) tell us that the herring are filling up with eggs and are getting close to spawning. We’re hoping they hold off for a few more days until we have all of our gear in order – this may be wishful thinking.