Sunday April 27, 2014 Jenner CA.
Staying around for sunset
I met Steve at Jenner just after eleven in the morning. We put our boats in the water and headed up the river. We were going to go up to Willow Creek today.
We worked our way up to the Paddy’s rock area. There were some geese on the rock with some cormorants too. Right away the geese started honking and when ever something would come by they started honking again.
I could see a bunch more geese with a lot of little ones just up the river a bit. The geese on the rock seemed to be the guards for the geese with chicks, as the geese with chicks were being real quiet.
I tried to catch up to the geese with chicks, but they stayed just ahead of me.
When we got to the Willow creek area, there were some people there, so we skipped on by that and went on up to the Seal Heaven area to check that out. Since the estuary’s water level is fairly high right now, most of the redwood logs at seal heaven were under water so we didn’t’ see any seals there.
We paddled just above Seal Heaven to Ship Wreck Island where Steve went to shore for a bit, then we headed back down the river.
The wind was picking up some now so we thought we’d duck into the Willow creek area to get out of it, but instead the wind was blowing even more in there.
We didn’t stay long and headed back out of the Willow Creek area.
The wind was up pretty good by the time we got back to the river and as we continued heading on down it.
A walk on Penny Island
We just did a short walk and were back in our boats and headed on down the back channel of the island in the wind.
Almost nine hours in our boats today for a nice day on the water.