Friday November 20, 2015 Jenner CA.
As I was putting my boat in the water this morning, I could see Ray in his boat down along the side of Penny Island. I parked the car and started paddling on down that way and caught up with him near the lower end of Penny Island here where we sat for awhile shooting the bull. There was some wind, but not too bad.
We decided not to paddle down to the river’s mouth area, but instead paddled around the lower end of Penny Island and up the back channel headed up the river, taking our time.
We ran into this
We watched as this eagle jumped into the air and flew off up the river and disappeared.
We paddled on at a very slow pace. Ray says, was that an otter that just splashed near him? It popped up briefly near the shoreline and disappeared.
Looking for a place to get out
Going for a walk up the hill
We walked up the hillside through these big ferns, headed up to the ridge top using an old animal trail that was a bit overgrown with brush. And yes, there is a lot of poison oak in the brush, but Ray and I don’t catch the stuff.
Eventually we headed on down the hill back to our boats.
We got back in our boats and were just starting to head back down the river when Dan paddled up. We chatted for a bit and Dan took off up the river and we crossed over the river to the other side to look for birds along the shoreline.
It was so nice out we took our time getting to the boat ramp. We took our boats out of the water and went on home for the day.
And that was it for another nice day on the water.