Thursday December 6, 2018 Jenner CA.
Big waves at the ocean
With the weather guys saying the wind would be down at Jenner today, I headed on down to the river to kayak.
There was a flat bottomed boat with duck decoys pulled up on the boat ramp. It had some water in it from the recent rains. It looked like it floated down the river and someone found it and pulled it up on the boat ramp to keep it from going into the ocean.
The river was nice and calm but I could see and hear the ocean’s waves roaring and pounding on the shoreline as the waves came in down by the mouth.
End of the island
After watching the waves for a bit I paddled on down to have a closer look. Lots of foam was coming in off the ocean from the big waves and ocean water was breaking over the sandy beach quite often as I watched.
Lots of water coming over the sand
Occasionally the waves were breaking over the higher spots on the beach like this. I could see a couple of big birds on that log there but I couldn’t make them out. And a bit later I advised two people that it wasn’t safe in this spot as waves were breaking over occasionally and could wash them in. They lift the spot quickly.
Eagles hanging around
The big waves generate a lot of foam. I sat here for a bit as where the foam is there is no current so it’s easy to stay in one place without your boat drifting in a current or the wind. If there was a current or the wind the foam would move out, so when it piles up you know there isn’t any current or wind so it’s a good spot to sit for a bit.
Shooting the bull with John
John said he was walking up to the town of Jenner where the boat ramp was so I said I’d likely see him there as I was going that way.
Upper end of Penny Island
John and I tie up the boat
The boat was still there and I looked for a rope to tie it up to keep it from going out into the ocean but there wasn’t any rope. John came by and knew were there was some rope if he had a knife so I gave him my knife and shortly he returned with a piece of rope.
The boat has old licenses and numbers so maybe the owners will be found.
I drove on home for the day and got something to eat and a nap.
Chickens out to graze
That was it for me today. Had a nice day at the river. It’s hard to believe it’s winter time around here sometimes with such nice days.