Wednesday May 6, 2020 Jenner CA.
I hadn’t been kayaking since this virus thing started as they closed all the parking spots along the river.
Some friends gave me a place to put in by the bridge that crosses the river at highway 1.
I stopped on the way down to pick up another van part at the parts store in Monte Rio and then continued on down to our new launch spot.
John joins me for a paddle
John met me down there and we put our boats in the water. It was fairly windy. I told John we are going no matter how much wind. John’s one of the better fishermen on the river and a river rat so I knew he could handle the wind with no complains so off we went.
As we put in we noticed the river’s water level was high indicating the mouth was closed to the ocean backing up the river slowly rising it’s level. You can see the town of Jenner in the background where I usually put my boat in the water by the parking lot there which is closed because of he virus thing.
Here we are at the island’s bottom end looking out as we need to cross this to get to the river’s mouth which is off to right across the river so we were looking for the spot to cross with the least amount of wind which was off to the left.
With the wind blowing as hard as it was taking pictures was a bit of a challenge with the boat blowing around.
River’s mouth is closed
There’s usually a lot of birds and harbor seals by the mouth area. Because of the wind there weren’t near as many birds here as there usually are. A lot of the birds have likely headed north for the year.
Pacific ocean views
After a half hour or so we started back up the river. The wind had calmed only a little as we paddled back up the river.
Drifting up the river
We pulled in and loaded our boats back up and went on home.
We had a real nice paddle even with the wind blowing as the sun was out nice.
Once home I checked on the chickens and then had a bit of a nap.
After resting up I went out and did some chair hopping and watered some weeds until it got dark.
Nice day on the river.