Monday June 26, 2017 Jenner CA.
Nice day for a yak
I headed down to Jenner this morning for a yak. There was a bit of wind, but not bad and the sun was out as I put my boat in the water and paddled across the river to Penny island where I sat here for a bit deciding which way to go today. It was high tide so the river was up a bit. I was also wondering if the mouth had closed from looking at the water level so I decided to head on down towards the mouth to have a look.
The river’s mouth is still open
Looking for berries on the island
Crossing over using the little channel
After eating a few berries, I got back in my boat and paddled into this little channel on the upper end of the island. I wasn’t sure it was deep enough to get through to the other side, but it was, just barely.
I put the boat on the car and went on home for the day.
Things to do in the yard
After a bit of a break and a nap I went out in the yard to putter a bit.
I sprayed a coat of silicone on my rain pants and will put another coat or two on them to help keep the water out. I’ve had the silicone for quite some time and am just finally getting around to dong the sealing.
Doing maintenance on the van’s batteries
I checked the van’s battery’s voltages to make sure they were charging properly and they were. I have two batteries in the van, one for the engine and one of accessories.
I also checked the van’s two batteries for water and I cleaned off the tops with baking soda and water and put the charger on one of them just to top it off. I’ll move the charger to the other one tomorrow.
I didn’t fair well with the van’s winch
I checked the van’s winch to see if it still would work after not being used for so many years. It didn’t work. One of the solenoids wasn’t clicking meaning it wasn’t working, so I may take it apart to see if I can repair it, or I may not as I don’t really need that winch, or hope I don’t. :O)
The engine checks out ok
I also checked the engine’s oil and water and topped them up and checked over the engine for any leaks but didn’t find anything so that is good to go.
That wraps up another day.