Friday September 19, 2914 Jenner CA.
I could see Ray was putting his boat in the water as I approached Jenner this morning. There was some fog and it was a bit overcast, but the wind was down which is always nice.
We paddled across the river to Penny Island and went through the little channel on the east end of the island.The river’s mouth is closed so the water level is high enough to let us get through this channel to the other side, which leads into the channel down the back side of Penny Island.
Ray decided he wanted to take a walk up to the old Indian ladies face rock trail, so I said ok, but let’s go up to musk rat nest first, which we did.
Old Indian Ladies Face Rock
Ray’s long pants and the poison oak
You might have noticed Ray has his long pants on today. Apparently, the poison oak got him in the legs the other day, so he has a new respect for the stuff. The other day, we were in the stuff up to our ears, so it didn’t surprise me that he got a bit of it. I did too, but not too bad. There was a lot of poison oak on this trail too and Ray was being real cautious today, although, there is no way one can avoid it all, walking around in this area.
Looking for the old road
We rested up on the top of the rock for awhile studying the landscape and looking for the old road we spotted going up this way from musk rat nest beach. We saw some things that might be what’s left of the old road and so eventually we headed on over to that area to check it out.
Ray is headed to the other side of the big trees where we looked for what might be left of the old road. We did find some things that might be a road, but not sure if it was part of the road we were looking for, so more exploring is in order on that one. I think we’ll have to check it out from the bottom.
We worked our way down the hill checking out this and that on the way down. Near the bottom, where the pepperwood leaves were the slipperiest, we detoured around most of them. I made it ok, but Ray had a bit of a slip out, but was ok, just landed on his butt in the dirt.
We got back in our boats and headed on down the river. Ray said he’d had enough for the day, so headed on in.
I left Ray as he headed for the boat ramp and went over to the side of Penny Island to get a picture of the closed river’s mouth.
I headed on in for the day and headed on home. A nap was in order and I just puttered around the yard, chair hopping the rest of the day.
Working on setting up cam outside
Tonight I worked on getting my cam put outside in the dark. I need to fine tune the motion sensor to detect movement of critters . So far, I’ve seen a fox come through, but the motion detector wasn’t setup properly to get a picture of it, yet. It’s needs some fine tuning, which I will work on. I’ll be leaving this cam on all night to try and get some critters pictures of what is moving around in my yard at night.
That’s it for another fine day.