Monday May 23, 2016 Jenner CA.
A good day to kayak at Jenner
Today looked like a good day to go down to Jenner to yak as the wind didn’t look like it was going to be too strong, so off I went and arrived around 11AM in the morning, a good time to start for me.
I paddled across the river to Penny Island and decided to head down towards the river’s mouth to check it out. As I passed by the lower end of Penny Island this egret flew in and landed close to me and started preening.
Headed to the open river’s mouth area
Mouth has moved back south
I paddled over to the base of Haystack rock which was just in front of the open river’s mouth which looked like this. The mouth has moved south back by the end of the jetty which stops it from moving any further south. You can see the end of the jetty coming in from the left side. That’s Goat rock in the background.
Baby deer watches
I decided to land on Penny Island and look for some berries to eat. As I was looking for a place to land here, I spotted that baby deer in the grasses watching me to see what I was going to do. It bounded off as I pulled into shore with my boat.
Penny Island walk
I got back in my boat and paddled up the island back channel and was thinking of going to shore here at swamp rock and look for more berries. I watched as this loon hobbled up on the shore and sat, just as I approached. Loons don’t have the type of legs that walk on land very well, so watching it on land finding a place to sit is rather pathetic as they move very badly on land and just as this one settled it saw me and got up and moved back into the water.
Swamp Rock Trailhead for berries
I walked up the Poison Oak Alley trail that goes up along the river to the thimble berry patch I know is up there, but found only berries that weren’t ripe yet.
I ate quite a few blackberries before getting back in my boat. I decided to head on back to the boat ramp for the day.
Burned up phone lines
I went past these two phone repair trucks. When the ladies RV burned the other day, it was under the phone wires and apparently melted them so those sections need to be replaced. I bet that is a big repair bill as there’s several big phone lines that go by here.
I went on in to the boat ramp and pulled my boat out of the water.
Helped Charlie do some wiring
On the way home , I stopped in Monte Rio to help Charlie wire in a light switch. I sat in a chair and supervised while he did the work.
I visited for a couple hours, then went on home where I puttered around in the yard not doing much of anything except enjoying the passage of time.
And that was my day.