Sunday August 17, 2014 Jenner CA.
I had planned to finish covering up my ditch this morning, but I woke with my back hurting a bit, so that didn’t happen. I did putter around the yard today doing a few things after I used the ice pack on my back, twice. Mostly, I sat around taking it easy and doing some planning.
Around four PM, I headed on down to Jenner. I figured my back wouldn’t hurt much more sitting in my kayak, then it did at home.
It was overcast with high fog moving into the river as I put my boat in the water. There was a cold wind blowing too and the tide was just at high tide, as I paddled across the river to Penny Island and headed up.
I crossed over to the back channel of the island and headed on up the river, passing these two merganser ducks, which I woke. The duck on the left is in the stretch and squirt position, just in case it has to fly away quickly.
The wind was blowing a little and it was a bit on the cooler side as I made my way up the river towards eagle’s landing. There weren’t a lot of birds around today, but these guys were just below Paddy’s rock across the river from me. Cormorants, merganser ducks and a seagull.
After sitting for awhile, it didn’t seem like the wind was going to die down this evening, so I headed back down the river, and crossed over just above Paddy’s rock here, looking down to the town of Jenner.
That was it, I took my boat out of the water and went on home of the day.