Monday October 31, 2016 Jenner CA.
I had a phone call to make first thing
I had to stick around this morning to make a call to my van’s TBI kit manufacturer that was in the east US. They would be going to lunch just as I got up, so I had to wait a bit to call before I could take off to kayak.
I called and unfortunately, the guy I needed to talk with was still on vacation for one more day, so that wasn’t very productive.
Off to kayak Jenner
So I got a late start. John, Ray’s brother had sent me an email saying he’d be down there kayaking today, but I wasn’t sure I could find him.
However as I drove into Jenner I could see a kayak in Penny Island’s back channel, but I couldn’t tell which way it was going, up or down the river.
I put my boat in the water and decided to head into the little channel on the upper end of the island as I could catch the kayaker or see if it had going on down the river, so I headed on over to the upper end of Penny Island along here.
Rain is on it’s way
The day was overcast and it was supposed to rain later this afternoon and the wind was down which is always nice.
I find John
I looked down the channel and no kayak, but when I looked up the river, there it was and it was John. He was out of range, so I gave him some whistles which he finally heard and stopped so I could catch up with him.
We shot the bull for a bit, then decided to head on up the river a bit, shooting the bull all the way.
There’s an otter
John says there’s an otter. It dove and all we could see was a bubble trail going by us as it swim under the water to get around us as it was also headed up the river.
After it checked us out, it moved back into the water and continued swimming on up the river and was gone.
We also continued paddling on up the river but not very far. We were starting to get spitted on by the rain. Very light, but big cold drops, but not really enough to bother us much.
River’s muddy from the rains
We paddled on down along the shoreline looking for birds. There weren’t many birds out today, likely because of the weather.
John’s looking for old wood
John picked up a small log here and tied it to his boat.
Are we going to get caught in the rain
About this time, the rain was starting to pick up just a little. It looked like the rain was going to come in before the weather guys said it would
I turned my boat away and it flew right back to the same place.
John picks up another treasure
Rains are picking up
The rain continued to pick up as we headed on over to the boat ramp and was starting to come down as we took our boats out of the water and went on home for the day.
I think we got out of there just in time as it really started raining as I drove on home.
It was raining pretty good when I got home, so I got a fire going and took it easy for the rest of the day and that was my day.