Friday November 4, 2016 Jenner CA.
Looks like a nice day for a paddle
It looked like a good day as I drove into Jenner this morning. The sun was out and the wind was down as I put my boat in the water and headed across to Penny Island.
The guys with the big cameras
I was paddling across the river here when I noticed two guys had big lenses on tripod mounted camera’s over at the café to my left so I started looking around to see what was of interest to them and spotted it in the big tree ahead.
Old critter eh
I paddled on up the river taking it easy, stopping here and there to watch. I turned around just past Eagle’s landing and started back down the river when four otters approached me and went to shore near by.
My camera’s not working too good oh oh
I noticed my camera was having a hard time autofocusing and wasn’t working right, so I needed a place to reset the camera’s factory defaults hoping that would fix the problem, so I pulled into this little channel on the upper end of Penny Island and reset the camera and it seemed to work. This was the first picture I took with the reset camera, before, it was all fuzzy, so I hope that fixes it. I’ve dropped the camera a couple times lately and it’s taken some good shocks, so I hope it’s ok.
Sitting in the river’s mouth
The day was looking real good and I could hear the ocean pounding the beaches so I decided to head down towards the river’s mouth and have a look at the action.
Crashing big ocean waves
I pulled into the mouth and sat here right behind the jetty and watched the ocean waves breaking. There were some big waves coming in. It was high tide, so I didn’t have to be concerned about any outgoing current from the river.
I watched these big waves breaking over the jetty’s rocks. The waves carry a lot of sand in them as you can see by how brown this one is. It’s depositing it into the mouth and damming it up causing the estuary’s water level to rise a bit. The noise was pretty loud in this spot.
More river otters
Eventually, I headed on in for the day. On the way to the boat ramp I was passed by five otters feeding on small fish. The water is starting to clear up a bit, so things will start eating more fish as it clears up more.
I took my boat out and went on home. I had some things I was going to do, but the sun was over the hill, so I had a nap and then went out and enjoyed the yard for a bit and that was it for the day.