Wednesday May 18, 2016 Jenner CA.
The new No Parking signs
As I pulled into the Jenner parking lot this morning, the lady from the visitor center flagged me down to tell me what she found out about why the NO Parking signs were on the highway. It seems with the new much needed cross walk, they needed to clear the view for approaching cars to the cross walk to improve the car’s visibility. There’s a slight hill at that point, so visibility is just fine, but the road powers that be just follow the rules and I guess the parking is gone.
Biologists are taking samples
I put my boat in the water noting that there were a couple biologist boat trailers in the parking lot. I could see them down the river and they were heading up towards me as I crossed the river, so I knew they would go over by the little channel on the upper end of Penny Island, the same place I was headed.
They are sampling the waters and shores for critters. They collect samples that are sent to Washington State U. to be identified.
The guys in the boat are doing the same thing, but out in the river. They drag the bottom and also take mud samples on the bottom and on the shoreline.
The sound of a wild turkey
Now that turkey wasn’t making much noise and I couldn’t locate it, so I continued on down the river along the shoreline looking for critters.
Looking for berries on Penny Island
People on the mattress vines
I was looking for berries when I heard some people on the island so I had a look. They were in the Mattress vines, just sitting on them and checking out the bushes springiness having a good old time on them. I told them the bushes were called mattress vines and talked with them for a bit then continued on my berry hunt to the other side of the island. I found some ripe salmon berries and a few ripe black berries and made them disappear before I could get any pics of them. :O)
I play, they work
River’s mouth is open
There were plenty of harbor seals resting on the sand.
Sure a nice day
I headed to the boat ramp and took my boat out and went on home for the day for a good nap.
Checking out our water springs
In the evening I hopped on a quad runner and went up the hill to check on our water tanks and how much water our springs were putting out. I forgot and left my camera at home.
I found the pipe on the right coming from the springs on the right not flowing so went up the hill to find out what was wrong. It turned out a tree had fallen on the water line and pulled a connector apart, so I put it back together and went back down to the water tanks to see how much water we were getting from our two springs. The main spring on the left was putting out about six gallons of water a minute and the one I just fixed was putting out about the same for a total of 12 gallons of water a minute. That’s a lot of water, but it will taper off some as the summer progresses.
That done, I went on home and that was my day.