Electronic Stuff Gone and Paddling Around in the Rain

Friday November 28, 2014 Jenner CA.

A monumental task accomplished

I had to wait around today for the County Recycling Center truck to come by and pick up my last twenty years of old electronic stuff around noon. The guy showed up and we loaded all this stuff on his truck. I was happy to get all this stuff out of my house and now have a bunch more room. Monumental indeed, there’s about twenty computers there, among a bunch of other stuff.efunk

 

Still time to kayak

It was now about one PM and rain was predicted around four PM and it was already a bit on the dark side at my house. I decided to go for it and headed down to Jenner to kayak for the rest of the day or until the rain got the best of me.

There were a number of people down there kayaking, but most of them were pulling out as I put my boat in the water and headed across to Penny Island.

It looked like it might start raining any minute, so I put my rain pants on first and was on my way.

This was my view as I crossed over the river, looking up river, rain threatening.russianriverr

 

Up or down river

I couldn’t make up my mind whether to go up or down river, but finally decided on up.

I headed on up to Eagle’s Landing and was sitting there when these two people came by in their kayaks. We were talking about it going to rain, as it was mostly misting a little, when the lady says there are big  drops coming down. I said what do you mean, I only see this mist, but a few seconds later, big drops were landing in the water around me. They continued on up the river, but the rain drops were big and many, so a short time later, I saw them headed on in and I followed slowly.

I’m sitting at Eagle’s landing in the mist talking with the people you can barely see out there, when the rains started.rain

 

Hard rain

It rained fairly hard for a spell as I headed back down the river, but as I got back to the little channel on the east end of Penny Island, the rain slowed to light rain. Since the other people were still on the ramp, I decided to head down towards the river’s mouth, which I did.

I stopped in this little channel as the rain slowed a bit.island

 

It was mostly too wet to use my camera as I headed on down towards the mouth area passing by these pelicans and seagulls. Note the water spray from the ocean on the right. I did sneak my camera out once or twice, but should not have as it’s not water proof.birds

 

River’s mouth is open

I continued on down to the mouth area, were the rain let up for a few minutes, so I took some photos between the rain showers.

The open river’s mouth.rivermouth

 

Compared to the ocean, the river is fairly calm and I was glad I was in the river and not out in the ocean.

Looking out the open river’s mouth into the rough ocean.jenner

 

It’s really starting to rain now

The rain was starting to pick up as I headed back in. As I was going, it started to rain more, like the storm was really coming in and I was now the only one out in the rain, except for the ducks of course.

By the time I got back to the boat ramp, the  rain was coming down nicely. I took my boat out of the water and went on home, where I had to hang all my gear up to dry for the next time. I have fairly good rain gear so I mostly stay nice and dry and warm which makes doing this type of stuff enjoyable.

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