Friday June 27, 2014 Jenner CA.
A fun time at the doctors office
Today was the day for my annual doctors appointment at the VA. I first had to go down early around ten so they could take some blood and urine to do some tests as something got messed up and I hadn’t gotten that done when it should have been done.
The lady that took my blood was good and I didn’t feel a thing. She’s been there for years, so we shot the bull a bit.
After that, I left and I did some visiting and then went back at two for my appointment. Believe it or not, I had a lot of fun visiting with the nurses and my temporary Doc. who was a Russian lady with a healthy accent. :O)
My tests were all ok. The Doctor asked me if I made this appointment just to come down and visit. I said, no, I made it so you could tell me everything is ok, which they did. :O) We all did have a good visit, just the same.
Off for an afternoon paddle
From there I went on home and got something to eat and loaded the car for Jenner to kayak, a late afternoon kayak.
As I arrived at Jenner, the fog had just moved in and covered the town of Jenner. It was fairly thick stuff, but I could still see. I put my boat in the water to a gentle breeze and paddled across to Penny Island and on up the south side of the river where the fog had lifted a little.
I continued on up the river at a slow pace. A kingfisher landed right up ahead of me. Should I try to get a picture or not. They are one of the most frustrating birds to take photos of, as just as you raise the camera, they fly off, almost every time.
I went as far as the rat nest beach and sat there for awhile before heading back down the river.
From there, I paddled over to Paddy’s rock and took a picture of the cormorants. There were also some merganser ducks resting there. I’m not real sure, but it seems there are more cormorants in the area right now?
River’s mouth area
Eventually, I made it down to the river’s mouth area which was also fogged in. The mouth was open, but maybe getting in position to close soon?
The fog was starting to lift as I left the mouth area and headed on back to the boat ramp.
The fog was lifting and lifted all the way as I arrived back at the boat ramp.
I was off the water around seven PM and went on home for the day.
Had a nice day at the Doc’s and on the river too.