Wednesday March 25, 2015 Jenner CA.
The sun was out as I got it going this morning and it looked like it was going to be a nice day.
Cormorants on the hunt
As I drove into Jenner this morning, I could see a large flock of cormorants fishing right in front of the launch ramp. There were a bunch of harbor seals fishing with them too doing a lot of splashing. The seagulls were also getting their share. I was temped to stop and put my boat in the water, but I had planned to drive down to the overlook at the river’s mouth, so I didn’t stop. I could see they were starting to move up the river so maybe I could catch up with them later?
Here is how things looked as I peaked over the side this morning of the open river’s mouth looking out into the Pacific ocean. That’s the Russian River in front and the Pacific Ocean in the back. Note the cormorants on the beach by haystack rock.
Back to the boat ramp
By the time I got back to the boat ramp and put my boat in the water, the fishing cormorants were way up the river by Paddy’s rock, so I headed that way.
A big bird across the river
I was cruising along here when I saw a big bird across the river that looked like it may be an eagle, so I veered over towards it. It had just come from up the river where the cormorants and seals were doing a feeding thing and there were some seagulls chasing it.
A young eagle
Seals and cormorants fishing
The fishing cormorants and seals were still moving up the river and I wasn’t able to catch up to them, so I went on over to just below the highway one bridge were I saw some seals splashing in the water. They seemed to be hunting. I saw numerous small trout looking fish jumping out of the water just about everywhere I went today. The fish were about eight to sixteen inches long.
Headed back down the river
Cormorants come back and hunt in front of the launch ramp
Some yard work
I pulled my boat out of the water and went on home for the day. I was thinking about a nap, but got the weed mower out, gassed it up and mowed some of the weeds in the yard. I did a tank full of gas and that was enough of that. I’ll do some more another day.
I moved some dirt around in the yard and then just sat around for the rest of the day, enjoying the evening, trying not to do anymore as I knew my body was going to hurt enough already with what I’d done.
That was it for another nice day on the river.