A Jenner Paddle Finishes Up the Year Nicely

Tuesday December 31, 2019 Jenner CA.

Paddle day

Seemed like a good thing to do on the last day of the year was to go down to Jenner for a yak as the wind was down so should be real nice.

I headed on down that way around noon. The sun was out and the wind was down as I put my boat in the water at the boat ramp in Jenner.

Water’s muddy

I noticed the water was a bit muddy from the last rain. That’s likely why there were no fishing boats at Monte Rio today when I drove by on the way down.

Rough ocean

I paddled across to the island to decide which way to go today. I could hear the ocean pounding on the rocks and beaches  not far off so I decided to head down that way.

Of course I stopped along the island’s edge here and there on the way.island2

 

Island stop

I made it down to the island’s bottom end here and looked down towards the ocean.waves

 

There were lots of birds flying around and sitting on the water mostly taking it easy.b2

 

Videos

I headed on across to the river’s open mouth. But while sitting on the end of the island I was thinking why I don’t do more videos as I shoot stills with a video camera. I figured the  main reason why is I don’t do it often enough to remember how to do the editing. birds

 

The solution maybe

Sooooooooooooooooooo, maybe I shouldn’t edit them. Just put them up as they are eh. That seemed like a possibility as a lot of my vids are of wildlife and needs no editing. What I see is what you see and hear.

So I went down to the open mouth and shot some real nice video of the big waves crashing and didn’t take any stills for today’s blog. Oh well.

Eagle steals duck video uploaded

Later at night I uploaded my eagle steals duck from hawk video to try it out.

https://youtu.be/EMZGaYooxwg

This was my last still as I headed for the open mouth area.openmouth

 

Up the river

After some time at the mouth taking videos I headed back up the river and decided to go up the island’s back channel just up ahead on the right.upriver

 

Here I’m headed up the island’s channel. I’m still taking some videos to play with and trying to remember to take some stills too.stump

 

I headed up along here.riverup

 

Muskrat

To this place I call Muskrat where I sat for a spell and enjoyed the day.muskrat

 

This was my view back to Jenner. Nice day eh.jenner

 

The place I call Muskrat is named because there are a bunch of muskrat nests there.

Muskrat nest

Here’s one of them in the bushes. They are mostly night critters here so I rarely see one although I think there are lots of them around here in the estuary.nest

 

Eventually the day was moving on so I headed back down the river by this spot I call Eagle’s Landing.landing

 

I’m headed on in towards Jenner but,…… it’s sure a nice day.jen

 

Enjoying

When I got over by the boat ramp it was so nice out in the river I just sat in my boat for a half hour or so.flat

 

The sun was headed down as I turned and headed on in for the day.sun

 

I went on home for a nap. By the time I was done with that it was time to close up the chickens for the night which I did.

Chicken selection time

I also selected some chickens that need butchering tomorrow. Mostly new roosters that are getting bigger and starting to crow too much at night. I put them in a separate pen until it’s time to do the work.

That was my day and that finishes up a pretty good year.

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1 Response to A Jenner Paddle Finishes Up the Year Nicely

  1. phil nymark says:

    Vey much like the video of the eagle and would like to get a closer look at those muskrats. My friend introduced me to sailing up the river from Jenner and told me about this post. It helps us see fairly current conditions on the river and I really like all that “Bob’s Eyes” see. Thanks and hope to see you out there someday!

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