A Foggy Paddle and Another Dirt Bike Ride and a Walk

Monday October 19, 2020 Jenner CA.

Paddle day

When I arrived at Jenner for a paddle today it was fogged in up to the ramp and the fog was waffling around going in and out.

This was the boat ramp as I put my boat in the water.ramp1

 

Right away I paddled by this little egret. A few of them show up here in the fall.egret

 

Paddling onto Penny Island

My goal was to paddle onto Penny island today as the mouth of the river was still closed and the high water level was high enough to flood part of the lower end of the island.

I’m paddling down along the island’s side headed to it’s flooded lower end.river3

 

I checked the water level gauge at the boat ramp and it said 7 which means the water is high enough for me to paddle into the island which I’m doing here going through the weeds.grass6

 

It doesn’t look like  much until you pop into the lake in the middle.island7

 

I spotted some mallard ducks in the back that took off as I approached.ducks8

 

I took the ducks place and sat here and enjoyed the day watching the fog move around as I was just on the edge of it.island9

 

After a good sit I headed back out to the river going by this big old redwood log.log11

 

Once back out on the river I went by these resting cormorants and a gull.cormorants12

 

Fishing kingfisher

I was sitting at the end of the island when a bird splashed by me as in a dive for fish. The kingfisher landed close by.kingfisher13

 

A closer look showed the kingfisher had a fish it had caught and was trying to get it down before it took off with it.fish14

 

Foggy at the mouth

I was thinking of paddling down towards the closed river’s mouth but it was real foggy down that way. I could see quite a few birds flying around down in that area.fogbirds15

 

Instead I paddled up the islands back channel going by this big redwood stump. No fog for a bit as I paddled up this way.stump16

 

I made my way around the island taking my time and then made my way to the boat ramp and went on home.

Dirt bike ride and a walk

After a nap, I hopped on the dirt bike grabbing some pruning shears as I wanted to clear a path through this road in front of the bike. Just enough to get up the road which I did in this picture.bike17

 

I rode up that road and parked here to go for a little exploratory walk around the hillside.park18

 

I walked around this area taking my time and enjoying the woods on a nice fall day.walk10

 

After the little walk I took off on the dirt bike for a little dirt bike ride up to the top of the hill.

I had to stop and clear enough of this down tree off the road to get by.brush20

 

On the way home going through this old apple orchard I spied these three apples so I stopped and picked them, eating one on the way home. Yummy.apples21

 

I finished the day doing some chair hopping and taking care of the chickens needs and that was my day.

Nice day.

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2 Responses to A Foggy Paddle and Another Dirt Bike Ride and a Walk

  1. Ken Solbakken says:

    I was wondering how much longer do you think the mouth will be open. A run from the summer crossing Guernewood to the mouth would be delightful.

  2. Nancy K says:

    Those pictures …. how cool you get to enjoy such a beautiful place full of creatures!! That’s what I call a GREAT day!

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