Monday November 9, 2015 Jenner CA.
It was raining good as I got it going this morning. Checking the weather, I could see it was going to let up around eleven, so I waited a bit before taking off to Jenner to kayak for the day. I put my rain pants on just in case as they said there might be some thunder showers.
I put the boat in the water and paddled across to Penny island. I could hear and see some big waves crashing over the jetty down by the open river’s mouth, so I started heading in that direction, down along the shoreline of the island.
I could see a bunch of birds down by the mouth. As I started to paddle across the water towards the mouth area, some brown pelicans started doing dives around me, fishing away. Those are brown pelicans looking for fish up in the air there.
Big waves crashing
I left the pelicans flying around looking for fish and diving on them and moved over to the river’s open mouth to watch the big waves crash.
I left the area and headed on up the river taking my time. Near the upper end of Penny Island I could see the cormorants diving and fishing away. They seemed to be in a school of little fish and were really going at it. Here’s just a few of the cormorants that were diving for fish.
I paddled on up to the muskrat area and sat around for a bit, doing a little day dreaming.
When I left there, I paddled across the river to the Paddy’s rock area where I could see some birds resting on the shore. This is looking down river towards the town of Jenner. You can see the birds towards the right.
I pulled my boat out and drove on home for a nap and that was it for the day.