Friday October 28, 2016 Jenner CA.
Drizzles foggy misty
I could hear it raining as I woke this morning, mostly lightly so I stayed in bed a bit longer and slowly got it going.
It was drizzling when I left the house headed for Jenner hoping the rain had stopped down that way.
Drove to the overlook
It was drizzling lightly when I drove into Jenner, so I drove on down to the overlook to have a look to see how the river’s mouth had washed open the other day.
John comes by to shoot the bull
It was still drizzling as I sat and watched. It would be good if it would just stop and I’d go kayaking, but it didn’t seem like it would. As I was sitting there John who lives here came up from behind me so we shot the bull for a good bit. The drizzle seemed to be letting up a bit, so I was thinking of putting my boat in the water.
I said bye to John and drove over to the boat ramp where it was still drizzling a bit, but seemed to be letting up. A guy I know came by and we were shooting the bull when I realized the drizzle had stopped, but the fog had moved in so it was a bit misty, but good to go for kayaking.
Time to yak
I put my boat in the water and paddled across the river to Penny Island and sat here for a bit deciding which way to go today. There was a good breeze coming down the river, so I decided to just hang around the island today.
Birds in the fog
Headed back up the river
Got that kingfisher
Back down along the island’s edge
Huge old skull
At home I had a bit of a nap and something to eat, then went out to do some more work on the old van. It was still drizzling on and off here, so I worked between the drizzles.
Replacing the van’s dimmer switch
I wanted to replace the burned headlight dimmer switch electrical connector that had burned on my last trip and I had purchased a new connector to do the job.
I was able to just take the new connector apart and push the old wire connectors into the new plastic housing as the push clips looked to be good after I cleaned them up.
Not for the reason I thought
I then turned the headlights on to see if the new connector got hot. It did, but not for the reasons I thought it was getting hot originally.
Turns out the heat was coming from inside the dimmer switch and moving to the connector which really meant the dimmer switch had a faulty connection inside it so I will need to get a new dimmer switch.
Need new headlights too
While I was messing with headlights, I noticed that the drivers sealed beam had water in it, but still worked ok.
I took the headlight assembly apart to have a look at the headlight to see what I needed to replace the watered one. Of course this meant everything needed to be cleaned up as it had years of dirt in there. I cleaned things up and put the lamp back together until I get some newer ones.
Van still idles rough
I also checked my rough idle problem from a cold start and eventually, it started to idle rough again, so I will have to call the TBI kit maker to get that fixed up I think as I think the computer program needs some different data in it to run the van’s engine properly.
Dark was setting in so I called it a day for a nice one.