Saturday, May 24, 2014 Jenner CA.
Evening paddle at Jenner
Being a holiday weekend and all, I knew there would be a lot of people out today, so I stayed around the house most of the morning puttering around, not doing much of anything, although the grass weeds need mowing.
Later I went down to Monte Rio to visit a friend and help him repair his drink mixer. He had bough the part and looked on Utube to see how to fix it, but couldn’t get the part off. I looked at it and looked at the new part and opened the new part package and read the directions on how to simply get the old part off and we fixed that in short order.
I visited for awhile before heading on down to Jenner, where I was hoping most of the people had already left for the day. It was fairly windy when I got there and I’m sure that helped clear of lot of the people out for the day.
Anyway, it was windy and the sun was out. I headed on over to Swamp Rock Trail to eat some berries and get out of the wind for awhile. I was planning to stay until at least sunset tonight, so had a bunch of time to kill before that, so I ate a bunch of berries and sat around the shore line at this spot for quite awhile day dreaming.
While I was sitting there, I saw some geese sitting across the river on the shoreline, so eventually, I got back in my boat to see if I could find them, but they were gone. I continued on up to Paddy’s rock and as I rounded that, where some of the geese were.
The wind picked up some more
I continued on up the river just a little further before crossing over to the other side to get out of the wind that had picked up even more. It wasn’t too bad once I crossed over the river.
Now, the wind is calming down
By the time I got down to Penny Island the wind was starting to settle down a bit I was hoping it would mostly stop by sunset, which it sometimes does, but not always.
The sun is getting low in the sky by now.
Harbor seals swimming around in the water
There were quite a few harbor seals swimming around near the west end of Penny Island making lots of splashes.
The river’s mouth is open
It was high tide and a lot of ocean water was coming into the river as I sat in front of the river’s mouth. The ocean was real rough and I was glad I was in the river. As you can see the river’s mouth is wide open.
It’s starting to get dark
I put my boat on the car and headed on home for the day. Even though the day started off windy, it ended with no wind and a nice calm flat water surface for a nice day.