Sunday December 21, 2014 Jenner CA.
It was raining lightly again when I got up this morning, but it was supposed to stop, so I headed for Jenner, to the overlook on the highway above the river’s mouth. It was a high, high tide or a king tide as they call it. About six point five feet, which is one of the higher ones for this area.
With the ocean rough, it was really beating into the river. I could hear the waves pounding on the sandy shoreline, quite loudly.
The ocean can move tons of sand
The ocean has pushed a lot of the sand down there into the river, over the sandy beach. Things are all rearranged down here right now. See the jetty and note that lot of the sand has been washed out behind it from the big wave action. The mouth is really wide open, from the jetty to the hill. This is the left side showing the end of the jetty.
Back at the boat ramp
I drove back to the boat ramp and put my boat in the water. Steve was already there putting his boat in the water. There was a heavy mist or a drizzle blowing in off the ocean.
We headed on across to Penny island and down to the west end. I looked to see if we could paddle onto the island, but the water wasn’t high enough.
We hung around the west end of the island. I didn’t take many pictures as the mist was too strong blowing in from the ocean and I just couldn’t point the camera in that direction without getting my lens all wet.
We decided not to paddle down to the mouth area as I already checked it out from the overlook.
Headed to the little island channel on the east end
We headed on up to the east end of the island which I knew is usually out of the wind and some protection from the mist too.We hung out here under the trees for a good spell, hoping the mist would clear and the sun would come out. The sun was trying to break through, but so far, wasn’t’ having much luck.
From there, we headed to the south side of the river and started heading up that way taking our time.
Steve decided he wanted to turn around just before we got to the bridge, so we did and started back down the river.
The little town of Jenner
We took our boats out and went on home for the day.