Tuesday October 28, 2014 Jenner CA.
Ray was already in the water with his boat as I arrived at the Jenner boat ramp this morning around eleven AM. We decided to paddle on up the river to Muskrat Nest beach. There was a trail there that went up towards a little canyon with a creek in it that we wanted to check out to see if we could get into the canyon.
This trail has lots of poison oak along it and last time Ray and I poked into this trail about a mouth ago, the poison oak got to Ray a bit, so this time he had his long pants on, instead of his shorts.
I paddled across the river to Penny Island were I caught up with Ray and we made that decision to go up the canyon.
We saw some birds splashing up by Paddy’s rock so crossed over to the north side to check it out.
Some merganser ducks were fishing up ahead and making all the splashes.
And on the other side of Paddy’s rock, about three hundred coots were feeding in the water. They tend to dive for dead vegetation that grows under the water in the river. We are headed over to the shoreline, behind the coots, called Muskrat Nest Beach.
Because the river’s mouth is closed, the water was high and we almost couldn’t land at the Muskrat Nest beach area.
We went under that big tree and into the little creek with a lot of ferns in it, to cross over to the other side of the canyon, as the side we had been on was not passible, at least we didn’t find a way through today.
After poking around on several side spurs of the trail, we were a bit pooped out, so we sat under this tree for a break. It was a real good break spot, we stopped under it three times on this trip. It’s one of those places you can sit all day, nice and peaceful.
We decided we’d have to come back and look some more at another time and headed down the hill for the day.
We made it back to our boats, which we plopped into. Once in the boats, it’s real restful, compared to hiking on up the hill.
The wind was picking up now a bit, as we started to cross over to the boat ramp, which just meant we got a bit more exercise.
How come my car’s heater fan doesn’t work
When I got home, I brewed a strong cup of coffee and then went out to work on my car. I needed to find out why my heater fan wasn’t working. I tested this and I tested that. I pulled part of the car’s dash out to check out the fan switch which was ok.
I looked at the electrical diagram in the book and determined that the heater blower relay must not be working, but where was it located. The book didn’t say?
I looked at the cars electrical diagram some more and looked for the color of the wires going to the relay and then went out and started looking for those colored wires in the car to find the relay. I finally found the relay after a bit under the hood.
I took the relay off and checked it out with my meter and found it bad. I then cut the relay open to see if I could fix it somehow? I saw where the tiny wires for the relay had melted down where the wires couldn’t be put back together easily, so I have to get a new relay.
I’ll try and get a relay tomorrow, as it looks like it is in stock at our local auto store, about twelve dollars.
While sitting under the big tree up on the hill, Ray and I decided this was better than any National park as far as the scenery and there weren’t any other people to spoil the day either, or any rangers telling us what to do either. Wonderland. :O)