The first town entering the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia coming from the south on highway 19A is Fanny Bay. This small town with less than a thousand residents is famous for it's shellfish production. The surrounding waters are fed by pristine mountain creeks and are kept clean. Open fields and marshes are a favorite for birds. The local people live in harmony with nature. Being a part of the rainforest the forests are lush and green all year with some deciduous trees displaying an amazing show of colors in the fall. The Beaufort mountains protect Fanny Bay and the surrounding area known as Baynes sound from the west and keep the climate mild. The rugged snow capped peaks preserve the secrets of time, only the eagle knows some of the mysteries. Sea lions occupy log booms and a float. They feed on the herring and rest on the logs in sunshine and rain until the herring spawn late winter.