Monday October 26, 2015 Jenner CA.
I could see the fog was moving in as I drove into Jenner this morning. I put my boat in the water and crossed over to Penny Island where I saw this great blue heron sitting near my sitting place and it wasn’t going to move, so I joined it for a bit before moving on up the river, hoping to get out of the fog.
This harbor seal is another one that pretty much just hangs out in the river and not with the other seals down by the river’s mouth. I call this one Coco as it’s coat is sort of a chocolate color. It’s the only one I can mostly recognize and the only one I’ve named.
Eventually, I crossed over the river to the north shoreline and paddled down it looking for birds. I saw quite a few different ones, but I have too many pictures again, so I’m only showing the last one I saw, an egret.
I needed some drinking water as I forgot to fill my water bottle, so I pulled into the boat ramp at Jenner to get some. I then got back in my boat and was paddling along going down river, when this kitty caught my eye. I think it was checking out some little birds I saw there.
I decided to call it a day and not go down to the river’s mouth area as it was fairly fogged in and I was already tired out, so I headed on up the north side of Penny Island where I spied this kingfisher sitting. There’s several kingfishers fishing the lower estuary right now and I pass them quite often lately, so they seem to be getting used to me and not flying off quite so soon, so I was able to get this decent photo of it, just before it took off.
I went on in and put my boat on my car and headed on home for the day.
The old magnesite mine
I stopped by Ray’s house to show him a new book by John Schubert, a local historian, on the old magnesite mine, near Red slide, but he wasn’t home. I went to his brother’s house to do the same, but he wasn’t home either. The book is called Red Slide Magnesite Mines and Railroad. My great grandfather was a teamster running wagons to and from it in the olden days before they got the railroad going to it. I went on home.
At home, I didn’t do much, just looked to see what pipe supplies I already had on hand to fix the pipe creek crossing so I know what other parts I would need to get to fix it up and also re-measured the creek crossing as I seemed to have lost the paper from my previous measurements. Something to do with older age, I think.
That was my day.