A Much Needed Paddle at Jenner In the Wind

Wednesday August 31, 2016 Jenner CA.

Nice to be back on the water

Steve said he’d meet me at Jenner this morning. I’ve been so busy working on the van project I haven’t been getting on the water much, so I was looking forward to a paddle.

Steve was in the parking lot when I arrived and putting his boat in the water. I backed down the boat ramp and unloaded my boat and started across to Penny Island. The wind was supposed to be up today and it already was a little, but not too bad.

Down river

Steve joined me and we eventually decided to head down along the island headed to the lower end along here. downriver

 

Up river

We only went a short distance and we both decided to head back up river as the wind was starting to pick up some more, so we turned and headed back up along the island.upriver

 

We went by these geese and some ducks feeding on the weeds growing in the water.geese

 

Birds hunkered down

Just a little further we paddled by this egret trying to avoid the wind.egret

 

We took our time paddling up along the shoreline. Across the river from us we could see these white pelicans hunkered down in the wind.pels

 

The Grotto

We paddled on up to what I call the grotto and pulled into the spot which is out of the wind. We spent a good deal of time here just enjoying the day and staying out of the wind.grotto

 

Seal buddy follows along

As we paddled along to get to this spot, one of my buddy seals would pop up occasionally, sorta like saying hi.seal

 

Headed over to Paddy’s rock

Eventually Steve wanted to go to Paddy’s rock which was across the river from us and down a little bit, so we crossed over. I could see a bunch of birds in the grass there.gooses

 

Mostly geese and a couple egrets staying out of the wind.geeses

 

Down below Paddy’s rock I could see the white pelicans resting on the gravel.jenner

 

Steve goes to shore for a break

Steve went ashore on the gravel by Paddy’s rock, but I stayed in my boat.paddys

 

After awhile we headed on down the river going by the pelicans.birds

 

The wind was blowing pretty good by now as we headed towards the boat ramp.jenner2

 

I passed by these pelicans on the upper end of Penny Island. They were hunkered down in the wind.pels2

 

We crossed on over to the boat ramp and went on home for the day.

Reset the van computer

I had a bit of a nap, and then went out to look at some things on my van but wasn’t really planning to work on it. I did unhook the battery to reset the computer now that I have an O two sensor on it, I thought it would be good to start fresh.

Taking it easy

Otherwise, I just took it easy and puttered around in the yard until after dark.

That was my day for a good one.

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