Wednesday December 4, 2013 Jenner CA.
First real freeze of the year for us
It was cold today when I got up, frost on the ground, but the sun was out. I had an email from Ray saying the local paper said they would breach the river’s mouth on the 5th, Thursday.
I headed down to Jenner after putting some warm clothes on.
Yes, they are going to open the river’s mouth tomorrow
First thing I did today was check the visitor center door for the paper stating the river’s mouth would be open soon. Yes, it was there.They are supposed to open it tomorrow, Thursday.
I put my boat in the water and headed up stream at my usual leisurely pace. There was some wind but I was hoping it would die down as the day progressed.
I made it up to Paddy’s rock before turning around and heading back down the south side of the river. I stopped at several places that were out of the wind and in the sun, as it was a bit on the cold side.
Yes, part of Penny Island is flooded
I worked my way down to the west end of Penny Island where I thought the water should be high enough now for me to paddle into the island.
The water was high enough to enter, so I did.
Here they are, putting up some stop signals as they are supposed to do some bulkhead work were the road is sliding so they are putting up the lights for traffic control. Boy, they made a lot of noise and they will likely make even more when they really get started. So much for my peace.
From there, I headed down to the closed river mouth to check it out.
I hung around the mouth area for a bit, but it was cold so I didn’t stay long. By now the sun was starting to warm things up a bit, but because of the cold, there wasn’t much happening in the water today.
I was off the water around three PM and headed on home for the day. I built a fire in my wood stove and got something to eat and took it easy for the rest of the day.
That about wraps up my day, had a good one.