A Paddle, Some Plumbing, Some Tractor Repairs and Some Roses Too

Monday April 18, 2016 Jenner CA.

Nice day for a paddle

The sun was out and the wind was down as I drove into Jenner this morning and put my boat in the water. I paddled across the river and went up the side of Penny Island towards the mouth area.reeds

 

I passed this great white egret. It was fishing along he shoreline catching some real little fish of some kind, about two inches long.egret

 

I paddled over to check out these terns which were resting on the lower end of Penny Island.terns

 

They flew into the are as I approached and landed again.tern

 

I sat around the end of the island just enjoying the day and eventually started across the river towards the river’s mouth area.

I noticed these turkey vultures eating something. I went over to check it out and as near as I can tell they were eating a dead seal pup and there wasn’t much left.vultures

 

This raven was close by waiting for it’s chance to get some of the goodies.raven

 

I ran into these harbor seals nest. Some momma’s and their pups.seals

 

I could hear and see the ocean as it pounded the jetty as the ocean was fairly rough today.jetty

 

River’s mouth is starting to close

The river’s mouth is starting to close up as sand gets pushed into the mouth from the big waves. It’s low tide right now, so it’s still open even though you can see the sand dam there. High tide will bring the ocean water over the sand so it’s still open.mouth3

 

Eventually I started back and saw John the guy who lives down there by his house so I stopped and shot the bull with him for a bit until my itches got the best of me and I had to head on in for the day, cutting it short.

Installing some valves

After a nap I decided to go over and work on hooking up the old well pipes. I needed to install a couple of valves for the water pipes that leave the well, so I could figure out what else I need to finish hooking up the well.

I installed these pipes and valves and now I just need to take some time to figure out what else I need to purchase to finish the job.pipes

 

We work on the tractor

After that I went back to the house for another little break then I heard my brother Tom outside working on his tractor. Knowing he needed supervising I went on out and supervised from one of the chairs.tom

 

The roses

While we were working on it Tom’s girl friend Dominique came by in a golf cart with some flowers she just picked.rose

 

She had a nice bucket of roses.roses

 

New alternator looks good

Tom got the new 12 volt alternator installed that replaces the old 6 volt generator. He had to install the new mounting brackets that came with the kit.alternator

 

He removed most of the old wiring harness so now I can work on getting the new wiring harness hooked up, which is the next step.

We quit just before dark which gave me a chance to sit in the yard a bit before coming in for the night.

Nice day.

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