Saturday December 26, 2015 Jenner CA.
Suns out winds down
Things were looking good as I drove into Jenner this morning. The sun was out and the wind was down. I put my boat in the water and crossed over the river to Penny Island and started paddling down along it’s north shoreline. I ran into these two grebe and the coots on the way.
Seal catches a big eel
Just past that stump I pulled into a little slot and was just sitting there when a big, fast moving wake came from my left and sped past me and disappeared to my right. It sure looked like a harbor seal chasing a big fish, but wait, I said nothing catches big fish when the water is muddy from the rains. But it was high tide and there was plenty of ocean water in the estuary so it wasn’t as muddy as up river right now.
The harbor seal then disappeared and I didn’t see it again.
Lots of harbor seals
I went up the Penny Island back channel and on up the river. As I approached Eagle’s landing, a bold headed eagle flew out of the big trees there, crossed the river, circled once or twice and then flew on up the river and out of sight.
I paddled on up to the muskrat area and sat for a bit watching things and napping just a bit too.
From there, I crossed over to the other side of the river to look for birds along the shore as I headed back down the river.
From there I pulled into the boat ramp and headed on home for the day.
With these short days it was cool out when I got home as the sun was already behind the mountain to the west, so I hit the couch for a nap and that was about it for the day.