Thursday and Friday August 26, 27, 2021 Guerneville CA.
I decided to go paddling today on the river down at Jenner.
On the way down I stopped at John and Cheryl’s and paid a visit.
Elk are returning to this area
I wanted to know if John had seen the Tule elk that was reported by Brendan the park guy I talked with yesterday about a mile down from my house towards the town of Guerneville as there hasn’t been any elk in the area for a long time as they ate them all up years ago.
John said yes there was one bull elk that’s been hanging around the Korbel property for awhile now. I hope it likes the spot and goes and finds some Mommas and brings them back and establishes a herd in our area.
As far as I know the nearest place for these elk is up the coast at a place called Usal on the Lost Coast, quite a distance.
After a good chat I left them and headed down to the river at Jenner and put my boat in the water around 2.
I decided to paddle about a mile up the river today.
On up the river
I sat here for a good spell as it was as far as I was going up river today, looking back down towards the town of Jenner.
Splash up ahead
A river otter
So I got my boat on the car and the next thing I knew I was on the road to home doing some day dreaming so I forgot to go to the overlook.
Oh well, I headed on home for a nap and that was pretty much my day.
Nice day on the river.
Plug Work and Evening Dirt Bike Ride To Check the Water Level in Our Water Tanks
I got up around noon today and when I looked out the window Kenny was there in his car. Hummm, I haven’t eaten yet. Fortunately I’m on the second day of a fast so I went out and shot the bull with Kenny for a couple hours before drove him off so I could get to work on my van repairs as I wanted to get the spark plug wires installed today at least.
Problems with the plug wires
Doesn’t look good as most of them seem a bit short so I went in the garage and found some new old wires where I was able to get one more long one.
So I started hooking up the spark plug wires one by one and realized I still needed some longer ones so what to do.
Local parts place
It was almost closing time of the local parts place so I got it together and drove on down there to see what they had.
Well they had only one box that wasn’t perfect but at least I could use the long wires and should get this done.
Not as easy as you’d think
So I went on home and worked on getting all the wires hooked up which you’d think would be easy,…………..but.
The wires are all different sizes so you have to figure out where they go. Once that is done some are too long and some are too short so you change them around until you get the best configuration you can.
While doing this you have to make sure the wires don’t touch the exhaust pipes or for that matter any metal parts which isn’t easy in a van’s engine compartment.
In the end I think I did a pretty good job of doing all that but I could use a few more wire separator mounts that help hold the wires in place and off the hot exhaust system. I will need to get these at a parts store next time I go.
That took a lot longer than I thought it would. I did a little more hooking up some ground wires and then closed up the van for the day as I wanted to go up into the hills and check our water tanks’ water level as my brother started using more of the water a couple days ago when one of his wells went dry.
From there I rode around a loop in the hills and then headed on home.
No blog post excuse
I decided not to put up a post yesterday because I wanted my family property post to stay up another day before it gets buried like all post do.
Good things happening already
Since I wrote that post I’ve been put into contact with the head state ranger for the north coast.
Interesting enough the family property post came in real handy as I emailed the head guy that to get him started and it also states what is needed by us to make this happen and why we need to do it so maybe that will help jump start things a bit.