Saturday August 2, 2014 Jenner CA.
Some yard work first
It seemed like a good day to do some work on the great ditch water project. I had the materials to install the water pipes, so I worked on that most of the day with lots of breaks just sitting around in the yard, resting and enjoying the scenery.
I got about half of the pipe glued up and a little of the dirt back in the ditch, just enough to hold the pipe down for now.
Off for an evening paddle
Around five PM, I got something to eat and then headed out to Jenner for an evening kayak.
Just as I thought, most of the people had left for the day, so I put my boat in the water and headed on across to Penny Island. It was a bit foggy, with a light breeze for a pleasant evening.
I left the hawk in the tree and crossed over the river to see if any birds were along the shore on that side of the river. Not too many birds were on that side tonight, but I did run into some cormorants and mergansers just below Paddy’s rock.
I left the turkey and paddled up the river a bit more and crossed over to Rat Nest Beach at this point.
After a bit, I started back down the river. The breeze had mostly faded by now for a real nice evening on the water.
Some deer feeding on the shore
I paddled on down the back channel of Penny island taking it easy. Coming out the west end there was a momma deer with her two fawns feeding on the grasses along the shore.
Frolicking harbor seals
I crossed over to the west end of Penny island where there were some harbor seals frolicking in the water.
I sat there in my boat among them, just watching, when one of them came up to my boat and went under me, coming out the other side, rubbing up on my boat. It did this a couple of times before surfacing on my side.
Headed on in for the night
I left the seals playing in the water and started back in, for the night.
No sunset, but no matter
With all the fog, there wasn’t any sunset tonight, but it was so nice out, it didn’t need one.
Car trouble on the way home
I headed on home and was almost there when my car was missing a bit, so I reeved it up a bit and that caused the engine check light to come on and some other red lights, but the car still ran, so I was able to make it home. The power steering didn’t work too good either.
I parked the car and opened the hood and looked to see if I could see anything wrong?
The main pulley came loose, Oh, Oh
I sure did. The main pulley had it’s main bolt backed out and was just barely hanging onto the shaft. It was not straight on the shaft either, which didn’t look good.
I guess I’ll be working on that tomorrow, instead of the water pipe stuff, to see if I can make it all work again? I might have to pull some of my machinist skills forward to get this one fixed, added to my mechanic skills of course.
We’ll see tomorrow. It’s always something, it seems.
Nice day otherwise.