Friday May 22, 2015 Jenner CA.
It was a bit overcast and some high fog as I drove into Jenner this morning. I put my boat in the water and headed across the river to Penny Island and headed on up the river. The tide was way out so a lot of green stuff was showing along the shoreline.
Lots of green
I paddled along up to Muskrat nest beach and then turned back down the river after sitting there for a bit.
Headed for Paddy’s rock
As long as I was now on this side of the river I continued on down the shoreline to see what birds I could see. Not too many birds out today. I did go by these two geese that honked a lot as I passed them.
Can I get ashore on Penny Island
I haven’t been on Penny Island in a week or so, so I thought I should try to find a place to put ashore on the island. The only problem was the tide was way out, so the shoreline was mostly mud. I thought I might be able to go ashore here by walking over the thick grasses. I landed and got out of my boat, but my shoes were sinking in the mud about six inches so I got back in my boat and looked for another spot.
Gotta watch the tide now
I was able to get the boat ashore in this spot, but I didn’t feel like dragging my boat way up on the shore and I did know the tide was due to start coming in in less than an hour. My boat was only about six inches above the water level now, so I’d have to hurry if I didn’t want the tide to get my boat. Note the water is just by that big log to the left.
Looking for blackberries
Checking on my boat
After about fifteen minutes I decided I better check on my boat to see how the water was doing. I crossed over this mattress vine to get to the water to have a look. Walking on the mattress vine is sorta like walking on a mattress. It’s soft and springy.
I could see the water level had risen some, as it’s now past the old log on the left. I still had a little time, but the river would start to rise faster now. You can see my boat out there on the gravel.
I went back and hunted some more berries. I could see there will be a lot more soon as more of them mature.
The water is rising
I put my boat in the water but it was too shallow to move it, so I waited in it for ten minutes for the high tide to rise. I needed a break anyway from my berry picking walk.
It wasn’t long before I could float off the gravel and I headed across the river towards the boat ramp.
What’s that guy doing in the bushes?
As I approached I could see this guy doing something in the bushes near the ramp and was wondering what the heck he was doing?
As I was taking my boat out of the water and getting it on top of my car John came by and we shot the bull for a bit, then I went on home for the day.
I had intentions of doing some stuff in the yard, but the darn couch got me first. I finally did get out in the yard to do some puttering, but not much.
That was my day.