Monday April 28, 2014 Jenner CA.
Paddling Jenner in the wind
The wind was down when I arrived at Jenner this morning and the sun was out too.
I paddled across the river to Penny Island and went on up the river. I looked at the channel on the east end of Penny Island to see if I could paddle into it, but during the night the mouth had opened up some and the water was too low, so I continued on up the river.
Checking out the grave site
I was thinking it would be a good day to check out the graves I thought I saw the other day so I crossed over the river to check them out.
As I approached the site of what I thought were some graves. Sure looks like it from here. I was thinking that maybe this was some graves from an old rancher that used to live on the land here, fenced in to keep the cattle out.
But, I was fooled. Closer inspecting showed me that the crosses were from a road accident.
Steve with his umbrella
We went up to Eagle’s landing and spent a bit of time, before heading back down the river.
We had a nice little walk as the island is in spring conditions and everything is nice and green.
When we came back to our boats the wind had picked up quite a bit.
We got back in our boats and crossed over to the slot near the west end of the island. It’s out of the wind so we took a break there in our boats.
We left that area and headed on down towards the river’s mouth, keeping by the shoreline to minimize the wind. We went on down until we ran into some harbor seals on the beach which we needed to avoid, so we stopped and decided to head on back. The waves were fairly big down here and Steve didn’t seem to want to go out in them. I did though.
Back up the river again
We decided to head on back up the river by way of the back channel of Penny Island hoping the wind would be less up there and it was. We paddled all the way back up to Otter’s Log and eventually went in for the day, around 5:30:PM.
Of course we had to pass back through the real windy area as we approached the take out, but it was sorta nice out now with a strong warm wind.
Not as many birds and critters out today, partly because of the strong winds and likely because a lot of them are nesting right now somewhere else.
That was it for another good day kayaking Jenner.