Windy at Jenner So I Worked On the Van’s Leaky Roof

Thursday September 21, 2017 Guerneville CA.

Too windy for a nice yak

Seemed like a good day to go down to Jenner to kayak for the day. The only problem with that is the weather guys said it’d be a bit windy today.

I decided to drive on down to Jenner to check out the conditions and decide once I saw how the wind was doing.

River’s mouth overlook

I arrived at the river’s mouth overlook around eleven AM which looked like this from the overlook.overlook3


Back to Monte Rio

It was a bit windy, I could go yakking, but did I want to in the wind, maybe I’ll just drive back to Monte Rio to yak for the day.

River’s mouth is closed

This is looking across the river into the Pacific ocean. The river’s mouth has been open just to the right of that rock in the middle but the ocean moved sand up to dam the river up, so the mouth is considered closed.ocean1


Just south of that spot this is what the beach looked like. The jetty where the river’s mouth usually goes out this time of year is about in the middle of this picture and you can see the sand bar is closed there too.ocean2


When the mouth closes, most of the harbor seals leave the river and stay on the ocean side. These harbor seals were on the river side.seals


Headed back to Monte Rio

I decided to head on back to Monte Rio and check it out for kayaking. When I arrived in Monte Rio, I felt more like a nap than a yak, so I went on home for that nap.

Some shopping in Guerneville

Once I was rested up a bit, I headed back to Guerneville to do some shopping for food as my cupboards are getting bare.

Came home and put that stuff away and had another nap.

Van’s leaky roof repair

A bit later I went back outside to do some more work on the van’s leaky roof which I’d been working on.

The fix needed one more coat of epoxy to fully seal up the rusted out cracks.

So I mixed up a big batch of a two part epoxy.epoxy


I put a coat of epoxy on the roof rack mount to stop the part that sits in the gutter from rusting.rack


A coat to the gutter

Then I put another coat of epoxy in the gutter which beefed that repair up substansually.epoxygutter


I spent some time smoothing out the epoxy I put in the gutter and cleaned up the tools.

Once the epoxy cures, I can put things back together.

That was pretty much my day for a good one.

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Plans Change So the Toyota Got Pressure Washed

Wednesday September 20, 2017 Guerneville CA.

Some rain changes the plans

The plan for today was to head on down to Jenner to kayak for the day. But when I got it going I heard the rain coming down so that was out.

Moving on  to the next plan

So plan B was to stay home and get some stuff done.

I put the pressure washer back together. Now that it was together and I finally  had a washer that worked I could now pressure wash  my old Toyota Land Cruiser in the background there.washer


Pressure washer seems to be fixed

The pressure washer worked fine and never skipped a beat.

The Toyota cleaned up nicely for an old vehicle. The paint looks better than I thought it would. Lots of dings in the paint but the paint that is left still looks pretty good.

Moving to the next steps

So it looks like I can get on with the mechanical stuff that needs done once I figure out where I want to start.

Electrical help

My brother Tom came by and wanted me to look at an electrical problem he was having in one of his houses so we rode over there and I had a look. Turned out it just needed a new circuit breaker and all would work.

I also spent some time hauling brush piles that I had cut in the yard pruning, to the brush pile. And I spent some time trimming wild blackberry vines back, a never ending task.

That was my day.

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