Saturday May 30, 2015 Jenner CA.
A new DSL modem
First off today, I needed to get an new DSL modem to replace the one that failed yesterday. I had planned to go to a Sebastopol Radio Shack, but on the way there, I had to detour around Forestville for a parade, which put me in a different direction, so I headed for a different Radio Shack in Santa Rosa. That Radio Shank said no, they don’t carry modems. Ugh.
So, I was near my friend Marty’s and decided to pay him a visit and then go to Best Buy to get a new modem. But on the way to Marty’s house, I remembered he had a modem he no longer used, so I’d ask him for it.
Marty was home and we had a good visit and he had a modem that would do the trick, so I didn’t need to go buy one.
Headed to Jenner
After our visit, I headed on home where I got something to eat, then headed on down to Jenner to kayak.
As I passed through Monte Rio, I looked over to see if the road to the boat ramp was open or closed and I was glad to see it was open.
As I was driving into Jenner, I could see Steve across the river in his blue kayak, so I put my boat in the water and went across the river to join him.
To Willow Creek
We sat back in the creek for quite a spell taking it easy. When we started to leave, we could see the wind was really up just outside the creek area.
Once we got back out on the river the wind wasn’t as bad as we worked our way back down the river along the south side.
Fish tracking biologists
We watched as these biologists motored by heading home for the day. That’s the fish tracker boat. The batteries in the fish tags only last ten to fifteen days, so once they plant the tags in some fish, they are committed to tracking them until the batteries are dead.
About 7:30PM we were in the little channel at the upper end of Penny Island when we saw these three deer that had been grazing in the grasses out in the open. A momma and her two babies. They saw us and everything was ok for awhile, but then something spooked them and they needed to get back to the main part of Penny Island which is on the left.
With all the overcast, I didn’t expect any sunset. But as we crossed the river to the boat ramp, the sun poked though just a bit and this is what it looked like, just before eight PM looking down towards the Pacific ocean.
We hit the boat ramp and headed on home for the day.
Monte Rio Boat ramp
As I was driving though Monte Rio I decided to check to see if the boat ramp was open or closed. I was surprised to find the road blocked at the entrance with metal gates and a guard. Hummmmmmmmmmm. Linda from the parks and recreation said it wouldn’t be closed. So much for that.