.Tour de Marin

A Western Wheelers Thursday "B" ride


  Venue 13: The Herring Fleet

If you're lucky (or unlucky), you'll see the Sausalito herring fleet, right next to Bridgeway.

They pile six or so of these dinky (dinghy?) boats onto each flatbed truck and drive them down here from Seattle. Then they go out, trap these poor little guys with huge gill nets and haul them in. They extract the females' eggs and ship them off to... Asia. The rest they sell to pet food companies. Americans don't eat herring.

Nice, huh?

On to Venue 13