Monday April 10, 2017 Jenner CA.
Off to look for some seal pups
It looked like it was going to be a nice day at Jenner as I put my boat in the water.
I was interested in seeing if the harbor seal pups where showing up as I hadn’t seen any yet.
I saw one other pup with it’s mom in the water, but not too many pups have been born yet.
Settle into this spot at the open mouth
One of the river seals
I worked my way back up the river along Penny Island and went by this harbor seal just above the top end of the island. It’s taking a nap on a submerged redwood log. This is one of my buddies, I think it’s Pops, one of the seals that hang out in the river more than the ones down by the mouth.
Terns diving for small fish
Going for a little hike at this spot
Checking out the mud slide
Watching my footing
I made my way up it, it was pretty steep and slightly muddy too so I had to watch my footing. I got to a spot near the top which looked like I couldn’t go any further as it was too steep so I sat down and took a break and studied it a bit and saw a nice way up that spot and made it to the top. I didn’t find any gold but I did find some gold in a way.
Springs are good as gold
I found a spring at the top and that is likely why the dirt slide down the hill. Being a person that likes to develop springs I dug this one out a bit and made a small puddle for birds and animals to get a drink and maybe me at another time.
I’ll have to check this spring out again later in the summer to see if it’s still running or not.
I couldn’t get through the brush
So I tried another way. I went about a hundred feet ok, but then things just got too overgrown, so I had to turn around and go back to the slide and worked my way down the edge of it.
Lots of poison oak in the area
I made it back to the boat ramp just after five and loaded the boat on the car and went on home.
At home I puttered around in the yard until it started cooling down.
That was it for another fine day.