Wednesday May 27, 2015 Jenner CA.
Ray was just pulling into the parking lot at Jenner this morning as I drove in. We put our boats in the water and headed across to Penny Island to decide which way to go today. While we were there a bunch of biologists motored on past us and pulled in here to take samples of what’s living along the shoreline for feed for fish. There was another group diving down in the deeper river water taking the same type of samples off the river bottom.
River’s mouth area
We left them at it and headed on down to the river’s mouth area. The mouth was open behind the jetty.
After hanging out at the mouth for quite awhile, we headed for the Penny Island back channel. We noticed these two black things on a big sand mound and couldn’t quite tell if the spots where vultures, or just pieces of blackwood. They turned out to be turkey vultures. The one on the left seems to be taking a sand bath or something?
Ray wants to walk
Ray was up for a walk, so we looked for a place to go ashore that we wouldn’t get all muddy as it was low tide and there was a lot of mud along the shoreline.
We checked Penny Island to see if we could land easily, but we couldn’t so we decided to go up just a bit further to swamp rock trailhead and land, which we did.
We landed our boats, tied them up and decided to walk up the poison oak alley trail that goes along the river’s edge.
We were both beat when we got back to our boats, so we took a break on the shore before getting back in and heading on in for the day.
We headed on home and I hit the couch for a nap. After that, I puttered in the yard, trying not to do any work today, just taking a break and enjoying the yard.
Another nice day.