Each year, schools of Pacific Herring arrive in Sitka in late March to early April to spawn in the nearby waters. I spent a few days there recently but the weather and fish conditions never timed themselves in my favor. The photo shows conditions not favorable for aerial photography, which was my hope. One singular issue that every nature photographer must reconcile themselves with is the weather. Sometimes it is more easy to do than others, but in the end, a well-honed practice of “redeeming the time” is critical. Sometimes you score well, sometimes you don’t. And when you don’t, you have to learn to take it in stride. I did enjoy some great runs in the forest trails around town. Sitka is a beautiful place.