Sunday August 3, 2014 Jenner CA.
The car problem
I was thinking the worst this morning when I started to work on the car problem. The main pulley for the belts had come loose yesterday and I was thinking the threads on the bolt were likely messed up and the pulley might be messed up too and maybe the treads inside the shaft too?
I removed the fan guard on the radiator and removed the bolt and pulley and lucky for me, the bolt threads were all ok and the pulley could just be put back on and the bolt tightened up. I did that and I had it all done in less than an hour. Started up the engine and all the red check engine lights were off.
The water line project
Since that went so well, I was able to work on the water line project. I was able to get all the pipe in and all hooked up before I quite for the day.
I still have to cover it all up and put some posts in the ground to support the faucets. I will test the line for leaks before covering it up.
I quit that project around four PM and had a nap and something to eat and then headed on down to Jenner to kayak for the evening, around 5:30:PM.
As I arrived in Jenner, there was a bit of fog with just a breeze blowing. I headed on down to the river’s mouth area, stopping to watch the harbor seals that were swimming around the west end of Penny Island. A couple of the seals have been getting pretty close to me the last couple days.
Paddled into the river’s mouth
Since it was still high tide, which meant the ocean water was coming into the river and I didn’t have to be concerned about being sucked out into the ocean, I was able to paddle into the river’s mouth quite a ways.
Terns on Penny Island
An osprey catches a fish
I continued on up to eagle’s landing were I saw this osprey hit the water and come up with this nice fish. It flew into a close by tree and started to consume the fish. It looks like the fish is about a foot in length and maybe a steelhead of salmon?
I maneuvered around trying to get a better picture of it, but it flew off to another tree that was even harder to get a picture.
I paddled over to Paddy’s rock and looked around, then headed back to the south side of the river.
It’s nice out tonight
I hit the boat ramp about eight and was off the water and headed on home.
Nice evening paddle at Jenner.