Monday October 25, 2021 Jenner CA.
Last night around nine the power guy showed up to restore the power to our houses. One of those big tree limbs must of knocked a fuse loose so he proceeded to replace the fuse.
Now we had power but no phone or internet for me with the phone line down. The phone line is still out at this time tonight for some reason.
High water river paddle
Today I decided to go on down to Jenner for a paddle as with all the rain the river came up fast so lots of stuff got sucked down the river that people didn’t take care of like boats and boards and docks and such besides all natures stuff.
Not knowing the condition of the mouth I drove down to the ocean overlook just past the town of Jenner.
Real rough ocean
To my surprise the ocean was really ripping, rougher than I’ve ever seen it before. The waves were huge and breaking over the sandy beaches all the way across the beach. I’ll have to be careful about kayaking around that.
To rough for me
At the boat ramp
There was quite a bit of water coming down the river with the current being a bit faster than normal but do-able.
Paddling up the river
I headed across here at the top end of the island and headed for the shoreline to paddle up along the river’s edge as there’s less current along the river’s edges and one doesn’t have to paddle very hard doing it that way. Something I learned a long time ago about paddling up a water source.
Things going down the river
In the old days I would of salvaged some boats but I have all I need and no energy to do that anymore.
Run away dock
Looking up the river I could just barely see some guys dong something up above me. Seems they were trying to recover this dock which might have been theirs and they were trying to keep it from going down the river any further. I left and don’t’ know if they had any luck as when I saw them they were slowly loosing the battle.
Down river to the mouth area
Wave surges, too dangerous for me
It didn’t take long for me to reach the mouth area where I could see the ocean was too rough for me to get too close to the sandy beaches so I stayed back here. I thought I could paddle around that point on the right and I did but I was quickly sorry when I ran into four foot wave surges from the ocean that the water quickly moved up and down four feet or so in and out which wasn’t safe for me so I turned tail and got out of there quick.
At the boat ramp I pulled my boat out of the water and got it loaded up and tied down.
There was a big plastic barrel at the boat ramp that someone had taken out of the water from a dock. They are used to flout docks and get loose. I had a use for one so I salvaged it and went on home for the day.
Nap time and some work
After a nap I went outside and moved some dirt and mulch to the avocado trees for a couple of ours until it started to get dark.
I was hoping the phone guy would come by to fix my phone line but he never showed up yet.
I spent the last part of the day chair hopping around the yard and enjoying the evening.