Wednesday September 2, 2020 Guerneville CA.
I called John this morning to see if he wanted to go for a yak and he did so I said I’d stop by his place on the way so he could follow me down to Jenner where we put our boats in the water at the boat ramp and paddled across the river to Penny Island where we made up our minds which way to go. There was high fog which is much better than smoke and the wind was down for a nice day.
Headed to the river’s mouth
We decided to head down to the river’s mouth area as it was high tide and it’s a good time to be at the mouth to watch stuff and since the water is coming into the river from the ocean we didn’t have to be concerned about being sweep out into the ocean where I never go as I like to live.
The ocean was fairly calm as we paddled right into the mouth which we could do as no seals were on the sand there so we didn’t have to be concerned about spooking them. You can see the ocean is fairly calm right now. There were very few birds resting on the shoreline and also very few harbor seals doing the same.
Here’s the harbor seals resting on the beach. There’s about twice as many as a couple days ago so they seem to be returning from where ever they’ve been during the forest fire smoke. There’s usually over 200 of them on the beach.
Lots of birds
White Pelicans on the island
It was getting late about 5:30 so we headed back to the boat ramp and loaded our boats and went on home.
I still have a road block right near my house. I had to show my ID to prove I lived here and got by ok.
After a nap the evening was spent chair hopping and watching my chickens and just enjoying the yard thankful the fire didn’t get this far.
Nice day kayaking with John.