Thursday July 17, 2014 Jenner CA.
It was sure nice at Jenner today
I saw Ray’s boat across the river as I approached Jenner this morning. It looked like it was going to be a real nice day. The sun was out and the wind was down and not too many people with boats in the water.
I put my boat in the water and paddled over to join Ray. We sat by the island for a bit before paddling up the river towards eagle’s landing.
There seems to be more white pelicans in the area now. The flock across the river, below Paddy’s rock was about seventy five birds today. As we watched they all flew in the air when a canoe came down the river on their side.
As I was taking pictures of the osprey, Ray says, snake. I turned around and there sure was a snake on the shore right by Ray’s boat. It had just crawled out of the water. These snakes catch little fish to eat, but this one didn’t have any. It was only about twenty inches long or so.
We decided to head on up the river a little ways further to rat nest beach. We did go on up a ways further, but turned around before we got to rat nest beach as Ray wanted to go down to the river’s mouth area for the high tide coming in, so we turned around and headed back down the river taking our time.
Near the swamp rock trail we spied some flocks of buddy birds flying around, also known as sand pipers.
We watched them for awhile then started on down the island back channel were we ran into this great blue heron which we followed all the way down as it would fly a little ways in front of us and stop to fish and do it again as we caught up to it, until we left it at the end of the channel.
River’s mouth is wide open deep
The water looks rough only because high tide was ripping into the river’s mouth right now.
There were seals and birds on the sandy beach as usual, with a lot of seals in the water swimming around us.
We headed on back to the take out around three thirty, taking our time getting there, the day was so nice out.
When I got home, I was tired out for some reason so mostly just rested up for the rest of the day enjoying my couch and my yard.