Thursday July 24, 2014 Jenner CA.
Kayaked down to the river’s mouth
As I approached Jenner this morning around eleven, I saw Ray across the river in his boat, so I put my boat in the water and joined him. We headed on down the north side of the island and stopped near the end. As we were sitting there, this osprey flew in and landed on this old tree limb, right behind us.
Guys looking for bedrock
Just past them, we had this view of the river’s mouth area. Wide open, deep which it’s been all summer,so far. There was a light wind and the sun was out and it was getting warm for Jenner. The incoming water was going slack for high tide.
Haystack Rock rest area
Grazing white pelicans
We hung around the mouth area for an hour or so, then headed on back to the west end of Penny Island. Some pelicans were grazing down the side of the river in this area. They looked like they were eating the vegetation just under the shallow water as they moved along.
Penny Island walk
We walked around on one of the many hidden trails and came out to this point in the middle of the island near the west end, looking down towards the river’s mouth area. There are lots of wood pieces laying around that floated in during higher water, such as when the river’s mouth is closed.
After our little island walk, we put the boats back in the water and headed up the back channel towards the east end of the island and paddled across the river to the north side near the highway.
We were both tired out and could use a nap as we pulled our boats out of the water for the day and went on home.
Raided Armstrong Valley Farm for some strawberries
I napped a bit when I got home and after I was rested up a bit, I decided to go over to my brothers garden to raid his strawberry patch, just a bit. :O)
My brother runs Armstrong Valley Farms, so he has a nice garden.
The strawberries are real big, so I was only able to eat a few of them, and they were real good too. I was going to pick a little bag of them, but I felt so satisfied after eating them, I didn’t need any more of them.
His tomatoes are just starting to ripen, so I only stole a small one for my salad tonight and I also stole a Graventein apple from my neighbor too. Stolen apples are the best.
That was my day of retirement, not too bad. :O)