Thursday December 14, 2017 Jenner CA.
Repeat of yesterday
That’s pretty much what the day turned out to be.
I arrived just before noon. The guys were still working on the roads at Jenner.
River’s mouth area
I paddled right into where the mouth should be, moving slowly giving the birds a chance to move around me. They move giving me space. The ocean is fairly rough and could be heard and seen pounding the shoreline.
River’s mouth is barely open
River’s mouth is open
Headed back to Penny Island
I hung around the mouth for awhile then turned and started back headed for the Penny Island back channel.
Taking it easy
I took my time and worked my way up the back channel and pulled into this spot on the upper end of the island where I sat and took it easy for a bit watching things. The road guys are over there working on the new guard rails.
These buffle head ducks were feeding right in front of me. With their white heads it’s real difficult to get a good photo of them as all the white seems to wipe out a good picture as it makes the camera not focus well.
Enough for the day
I sat in the channel and finally decided I had a good paddle and that was enough for the day so I headed in to the boat ramp.
At the boat ramp there were two people putting their kayaks in the water so I shot the bull with them. They were two RVers from Maryland, a place I was stationed for awhile when I was in the army back in 1966, at Aberdeen Proving Grounds which was close to where they now lived, but they were liking it in California as it’s real cold back there right now.
I wished then a good paddle and left for home stopping at the grocery store for some eats then continued home.
Not warm enough to get any work done
I was going to work on my van crane, but even though the sun was still out, the cold went right through me rather quickly and I retreated to the house where I turned up the heat.
I need to get that lift crane made so I can go find me a motorcycle and bring it home. I’m thinking a smaller one to haul around on the back of my van so I can explore the rougher roads in the desert. Most of the smaller roads in the desert are now overgrown with brush so it’s hard to get a larger vehicle on them. They used to drive jeeps and trucks on all these smaller roads so they kept the brush trimmed, but now a days they drive these smaller rigs on them and the brush has narrowed the roads a lot from what they were in the old days.
That was my day for a good one.