Installed the Pump and Kayaked Jenner Late in the Afternoon to Willow Creek

Sunday May 3, 2015 Jenner CA.

Started the day installing a pump

I needed to get the pump installed in the new well today. But first I had to find all my tools and I just couldn’t find my other pipe wrench. I looked and looked. About the third time around looking for it where I thought it should be, I finally found it, so I could begin. I think it took about an hour to get my tools together and another hour to install the pump in the well.

Here’s the pump just after I got started with the project.well

 

That project went well, mostly, and I got her done. I did have a bit of a problem with the plastic pipe getting cross treaded once, but I was patient and got things fixed up right. I needed a good break after that. I was thinking of going down for a late afternoon kayak at Jenner and was on the water just after three PM and headed on up the river. I headed to Willow Creek, about two miles up the river.

There was high fog and it was a bit overcast, but the wind was down. This is what it looked like as I paddled along.river

 

I went by this cow as it watched me. Looks nice and fat, it likely just had a drink of water.cow

 

Willow creek

This is what Willow Creek looks like just after I entered it.willowcreek

 

I paddled under this bridge that crossed the creek.bridge

 

Mud swallow nests

There’s a bunch of swallow nests under the bridge, but I don’t think the swallows have arrived yet as there didn’t seem to be any birds using these nests.swallownests

 

I paddled all the way into the creek about a quarter mile and sat and enjoyed the area for about an hour, then started back out.

Great blue heron

I jumped this great blue heron on the way out.creek

 

The heron was fishing as I watched.heron

 

Flat water

It was about seven PM as I paddled back down the river. The wind had dyed down and the water was nice and flat now, just the way I like it.russianriver

 

Fishing cormorants

Up ahead, I could see a lot of splashing. When I got close enough to see what was going on, I found some cormorants fishing.cormorants

 

This pair of mallard ducks was resting on a redwood log, with the town of Jenner in the background.ducks2

Just above Penny Island I passed by these cormorants resting on a redwood log.cors

 

Lots of little geese

I found these geese with the little ones cruising down the side of Penny Island.geese2

 

And these little guys even younger than the other ones above.gooses

 

I headed on in for the day and went on home. Nice day kayaking Jenner.

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