John and I Do a Paddle, a Hike and Hang Around for the Sunset

Tuesday February 23, 2016 Jenner CA.

I join John for a paddle

I could see John, Ray’s brother sitting in his kayak across the river by Penny island as I put my boat in the water this morning. I put my boat in the water and paddled across to where John was. We decided to head on down towards the mouth area and then head up the river to Eagle’s landing for a little hike up the hill there, after.

Paddled down to the open mouth area

We paddled down to the open mouth and sat around here for awhile watching things.river

 

The ocean was rough and making a lot of noise, looking out the open mouth into the ocean.mouth

 

There were some harbor seals frolicking around in the water around us.seals

 

John’s can

Eventually we headed on up the river going up the island back channel. John wanted to stop and pick up a Rubbermaid garbage can he had stashed earlier on the island so he pulled in here and retrieved his plastic can and secured it to his boat.john

 

As we cleared the island back channel we stopped here to scan the grassy hills for wild pigs, but saw none, just cows.pigs

 

Eagle’s landing trailhead

We worked our way up to Eagle’s landing were we pulled ashore here and tied up our boats.boats

 

We hiked up a deer trail that leads to the top of the hill gong through lots of big ferns and some poison oak too.trail2

 

Destination

Our destination was that rocky mound up ahead.hill

 

We wanted to check out a rock hunting lair on the side of the mound were John is. We moved a few rocks on the floor and found a bunch of twelve gage shotgun shells, well spent, just the metal bases left. We speculated about the hunting lair, as we knew a guy that used to hunt in this area, Stan.huterliar

 

The head

From that mound we could look down south into the Pacific ocean. That land furthest away is Bodega Head were I was the other day.head

 

With all the spring green grass up here there are plenty of deer around.deer2

 

It was getting late in the day so the sun was getting low in the sky looking  out into the ocean from the mound top.ocean

 

On the way back we took a different route and went by this area on the hill top.trail3

 

Sunset

We headed on down the hill and got back in our boats. It was almost six PM and the sun was setting as we paddled into the boat ramp and took our boats out of the water.sunset2

 

We went on home and that was it for a nice day.

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