Monday December 14, 2015 Jenner CA.
They were cleaning up the parking lot that got flooded the other day as I arrived at Jenner this morning. There were some state maintenance people and some volunteers from the visitor center working away.
I asked one of the ladies how the visitor center faired as it got flooded too. She just shook her head and said, not good. Other people were in there working on that.
Paddled over to Penny Island
With the wind blowing there was a chill in the air, so I couldn’t make up my mind which was to paddle today. But I finally decided to head on up to the muskrat area up the river about a mile, so I paddled across the river to the south shoreline and started up that way looking for spots to stop briefly along the way.
I made it up to the muskrat area, but the wind was blowing directly into the shoreline there, so I didn’t stay long and headed across the river to the north side where it looked like the wind was less, but it wasn’t.
The wind was stronger on this side of the river, so I crossed back over to the south shoreline and continued on down the river.
Wind was dying down a bit
River’s mouth is open
John makes a good point
I hung around the mouth area watching things and then crossed over to John’s house to see how he was making out cleaning up his yard and his garage that had flooded. He had his yard pretty much cleaned up and was still working on his garage which he said was a total mess. John says this flood should never have happened if the people in control of the mouth had a plan B for backup when their plan A didn’t work out. I have to agree with him on that for as far as I know, there is no plan B or C.
The parking lot was pretty much cleaned up as I took my boat out of the water and went on home for the day.
Chilly at home too
It was rather cool when I got home as the sun was already behind the mountain, so I stayed in the nice warm house for the rest of the day and that was my day.