Wednesday January 17, 2018 Jenner CA.
Late start today
I got it going late this morning. I got an email from Ray saying he’d be down kayaking so I got a late start and headed on down to Jenner.
I put my boat in the water.
I could see Ray in his boat paddling up the back side of the island so I headed that way and cut him off at the top end of the island.
We shot the bull and headed slowly up river to Eagle’s Landing and sat around for a bit before turning back down the river.
Water level is up
The estuary’s water level was up indicating the River’s mouth might be closed.
Since Ray got an earlier start than I did, he headed on in and I continued on down along Penny Island.
Paddling onto the island
And here I’m looking down towards the river’s mouth across the flooded island. The pipes are old sign posts. Corrosion and wind have long since taken the signs away. The seagulls are flying around down by the mouth.
John has more woes than usual
As I was passing John’s house he came out to talk. John was rather upset and not in a good mood today. His landlord said he has to move. He’d been there 27 years and was now in no shape physically to move so he was in a squander. He’s been in bad health and doesn’t know how he can move even if he could find a place. I mostly listened. You could tell he was upset and wasn’t thinking straight about what to do, but I could be of no help except to listen.
Looked like the mouth was still open
Mouth is open mostly
Waiting for the boat ramp to clear
I continued on up along Penny Island and headed on in for the day going by these golden eyed ducks. Some mist was starting to form, but the day was still nice. I had to wait for that pontoon boat to be taken out of the water before I cold use the boat ramp, so I just waited here until it pulled away.
I put the boat on the car and drove on home for the day. It was after five so that was about it for me today.