Monday December 17, 2018 Jenner CA.
VA appointment canceled
Today I was going to my yearly doctors appointment at the VA at 10:30 so I had to get up a bit before I usually do. Just after eight I was about to hop out of bed when the phone rang. Usually I don’t bother answering the phone before I get up but when I have something going on such as this appointment I do and good thing I did as my doctor called in sick so my appointment was canceled so no use getting up yet.
Going to Jenner for a yak
Around ten I got up and checked my computer and found an email from John saying he’d be down at Jenner around 10:30 for a yak, so I quickly got it going and headed down that way as they’ve been having some real big waves the last day or so.
I found John and his brother Ray there just in front of the boat ramp in their boats so I backed my car on down the ramp and joined them.
Ocean looks rough
We headed down towards the river mouth as we could see the waves were coming over the sandy beach down that way.
Headed to the river’s mouth
The view as we paddled along looking into the river’s mouth out into the Pacific ocean where the white water is in front of me which is the open river’s mouth where we are headed as that’s where all the action is today.
Shooting the bull
Paddling to the end of the river
We decided to paddle past the mouth area to the end of the river just up ahead where we went by these harbor seals on the sand. We could see a bunch of foam and wood debrie at the end of the river and maybe we might find some fishing equipment there for John as he fishes a lot and is always looking out for stuff.
Looking for goodies
Nice redwood boards
We didn’t find anything that was useful to us. Although John found a nice peace of clear heart redwood board that was temping him but it was a bit large for his boat and he wasn’t sure he wanted to deal with it. He decided to put it up on the rocks where he could come back on a hike to get it if he decided to keep it. There are lots of nice pieces of wood coming down the river most of the time. Lots of it looks old and maybe not go good, but inside a lot of that wood is real nice especially the redwood pieces as redwood doesn’t rot much like most other woods do.
Nice day eh
Lots of noise
John said he was going to paddle nearer the open mouth to see how strong the current was so he headed over that way while I watched. If you get into the current of the river headed for the ocean you may have to paddle like hell to keep from going out into the ocean. Sometimes that sneaks up on you when you might be watching and you all of a sudden realize you are in that current. I’ve been in it and know it will make you pucker a bit as the ocean is no place you want to be if you value your life, especially on a day like today.
I asked John how the current was. He said he got into it and had to paddle like hell and felt the pucker factor. I just smiled as I’ve been there myself.
Going up the back channel
Enjoying the day
At the upper end of Penny Island Ray pealed off and headed back to the boat ramp while John and I headed on up the river a bit more along it’s edge shooting the bull and just moving along slowly enjoying the day.
Is John asleep
John and I made it to the boat ramp and loaded up our boats and went on home for the day.
Once home it was almost time to let the chickens out to graze, but first I had a cup of coffee then when out and let them out for a bit before it was time for them to go to bed.
Time for me to go in for the day too stopping at the wood pile to grab some wood for the wood stove.
Thanks to the doc
And that was my day for a nice one. Thanks Doc for being out sick today. A paddle at Jenner is much nicer than seeing a doc.
Checked my lab results
I don’t really have to see the doc as the VA puts my lab stuff on a web site I can go see so I checked out my lab stuff last night as I’m interested how I’m doing as I can only eat a few things and might be low on something.
I found three things of concern. My vitamin D was just a tad low which is expected for this time of year so no worry I’ll just a get a bit more sun.
My Psa was high at 5. something which isn’t good, but I’ve had it there and looked at before so that wasn’t as bad as it looked. I think part of it being high is that’s where I itch the most from the corn stuff. It hasn’t going way up since the last time so I’m ok with that.
There was a surprise
A surprise was my cholesterol was high. Considering how I’m mostly eating vegan that shouldn’t be so maybe something went wrong with the test. At any rate I don’t really care because with the corn sensitivity problem I have I only have certain things I can eat and that’s that so I don’t give a hoot what it reads. As a matter of fact because of the corn thing I don’t give a hoot about most of the modern doctoring they do these days. Most meds have some kind of corn stuff in them and it’s hard to tell for sure what has and what doesn’t. Since I’ve been trying to get all the corn stuff out of my system for over fifteen years without succeeding, I no longer do any meds, not even any pain pills.
So now I don’t really need to see the doc but they’ll likely insist and I’ll have to defend myself to keep them from doing anything to me. :O)