Thursday August 7, 2014 Jenner CA.
When I got up this morning, I checked my computer to see if it copied all the files to the external hard drive, using the window’s Easy File Transfer. It aborted the operation because there wasn’t enough disk base. I have a lot of pictures and video files. So, on to plan B tonight.
Leaving that behind, I arrived at Jenner around ten thirty and put my boat in the water. The day was much like yesterday with waffling fog and a low wind, overcast. But still nice.
I stopped and watched it fish for awhile. It was catching some real little fish, like about an inch or less in length.
Two yellow jacket nests
Eventually, something usually tears into the nest and destroys them, from what I’ve seen in the past.
Rested at rat nest
I paddled up to the rat nest area and sat for a bit, well, maybe a bit longer than that, napping.
Seagulls eat little Dungeness crabs
I paddled on down the river and entered the back channel of Penny island where I spied some seagulls catching little Dungeness crabs and eating them. These little crabs are very young, only an inch or two across the shell. They appear to come into the estuary from the ocean around this time of year.
There were about a dozen seagulls fishing this way as I worked my way down the channel.
Sat in the slot
Lots of birds
After awhile, I headed on over to the west end of Penny Island where a lot of birds were resting on the gravel. Mostly terns, but there were some seagulls, curlews, and Willets too.
Another new bird
I thought about going down to the river’s mouth, but decided not to and headed on in going down the north side of Penny Island, when I spotted this little six inch or so high bird along the shoreline feeding. I’ve never seen this bird before. It’ s chest is dark brown, like it’s face, maybe even chocolate.
Worked on my computers transferring files
I went on home for a nap and then started my computers copying files the old way. To copy my desktop to the external hard drive took about three hours, so I went out in the yard and shoveled dirt back into my water pipe ditch. I have about half of it covered up so far.
I’m making progress on moving my files to the new computer. Everything looks good on the new computer so far. This will likely be my last post from this old computer if everything continues to go well with the new setup.