Wednesday January 22, 2014 Jenner CA.
Kayaking Jenner, is it really winter?
The car repair I did yesterday seemed to fix my car missing problem when cold as it didn’t do it on the way to Jenner this morning so I can cross that off the list.
I launched my boat and parked my car and was walking to the ramp when I passed a lady getting ready to go kayaking, so I said hi and we talked for a bit about what happens in the estuary. This lady seemed to know quite a bit about marine life and after I left her and thought about it, I think she might be a biologist or something, I should of inquired.
Anyway, the sun was out with a light wind with just a bit of water vapor in the air as I headed across the river to Penny Island. I sat in my boat in the little channel at the east end of the island and took it easy for a bit before continuing on up the river towards Eagle’s landing.
I made it to eagle’s landing and slowly worked my way across the river to Paddy’s rock and on up to the highway one bridge where I sat around for a while just enjoying the nice day. The wind died down sometime along the way to a breeze.
After awhile I got tired of resting in that spot and moved on down to the river’s mouth area.
The ocean was still real rough and the mouth is still closed. No waves were breaking over the sand today, as the high tide was too low for that to happen.
After tiring of that spot I headed back over to the west end of Penny Island to see if I could paddle onto the island as the water was just getting high enough to get onto it. I was only able to paddle in a short distance, so far.
I checked the water level gauge at the visitor center. About six and a half feet. It’s coming up slow now, so I think it will likely be next week before they open the river’s mouth, maybe on Monday, after it reaches seven feet.]
Another nice day kayaking the Jenner Estuary.