Friday July 10, 2015 Jenner CA.
I saw Steve pull into the parking lot, so I waited for him to catch up. We continued on up the river at a slow pace to Muskrat Nest Beach.
Baby turkey vulture
I’m pretty sure the otters took out the other young vulture as they were nesting right below where the vultures nest was, quite heavily, when the other vulture went missing.
We hung around at Muskrat for a bit, then crossed over to Paddy’s rock. We then crossed back over the river again and continued on down the back channel of Penny Island.
Open river’s mouth area
It was getting close to five as we pushed away from the mouth area and headed back towards the lower end of Penny Island.
We headed on in for the day and went on home.
Old van work
I worked on my van. I took the water pump off and the thermostat out and flushed out the water compartments in the engine by running lots of water through it. My plan is to put what I can back together tomorrow. I’m waiting for a new radiator, but there are some things to do before I get it. I still need to change the alternator voltage regulator and install a new voltage gauge in the dash.
I also plan to install a shroud around the fan. I’m in the planning stages of that and think I have some good ideas on how to make a nice one, but again I need the new radiator before I can start that project as I need to get measurements with the radiator installed.
Anyway, had a nice day out on the estuary and working on the van wasn’t bad either.