Tuesday September 13, 2016 Jenner CA.
Sunny and windy
My plan today was to go down to Jenner to kayak and after, head over to Santa Rosa to take my van’s heater core to the radiator shop to get it repaired.
The wind was blowing a little as I put my boat in the water this morning, but not too bad. The sun was out too. I paddled over to the little channel on the upper end of Penny Island.
Not many fish eating birds around today
Not many birds on the water today, especially the fish eaters as when the mouth is closed, the fresh water layer on top gets deeper so the surface fish are harder to catch, that’s one of the reasons the biologists would like to have the mouth closed more, to help protect the fish from predation from birds.
Headed back in already
Like I said, my mind seemed to be more on the heater core repair, so I hung around the lower end of the island for a bit, then started back up along the islands edge again, stopping here in the grasses. That’s the town of Jenner in the background.
David from the Bodega Bay Marine Lab
David collects data with this contraption. It measures dissolved oxygen, salinity, and temperature and I think depth also as it’s lowered down in different places on the river. This gives them a profile of the layers in the river.
Dave at the radiator shop
I put my boat on the car and headed on over to Santa Rosa to Dutton Radiator shop where I talked with Dave about getting my heater core repaired. Yes, he said he could do it for a 190 dollars. I had no choice but to say ok. He said it should be ready Friday.
Paint at Home Depot
I continued on to Home Depot where I bought some more paint for the van and a few other things too.
I had planned to do a bit more shopping, but I seemed to be tired out and needed a nap, so I headed on home for the nap.
And all tuckered out
I seemed to be tuckered out so the rest of the day, I didn’t do much. I did clean up the battery terminals on our dump trailer and checked the battery charger on it after I tightened things up again.
That was my day.