Tuesday September 20, 2016 Jenner CA.
Lots of birds
It was a bit overcast as I entered the town of Jenner this morning and put my boat in the water. But the wind was down and I headed on down towards the closed river’s mouth area going by these birds resting on the sand.
Yes, the mouth is closed
There were birds just about everywhere down here today, both on the sand, in the water and flying around in the air.
Waves of birds
I could see them, but I can’t catch them
I could see the biologists netting and collecting samples up by Paddy’s rock, but I could see they were on their last one and would be gone before I could catch up to them, so I headed back down the river instead going by these geese resting in the grasses.
I worked my way back down to the boat ramp and went on home for the day.
Testing the van out
My plan was to take my van up the hill here and camp for the night as I need to test it out some more.
Fixed the float at the water tanks
I stopped at the water tanks and added some more weight to the float ball and now it seems to work as it should going up and down with the water level in the tank.
Continuing on up the hill to camp
Camp for the night
And this is my camp spot for the night. It’s a ridge top, down in a valley in the forest. My brother calls it Park Place, I think, as it is right next to Armstrong Woods State Property and looks fairly parkish.
So this is where I am right now camped and writing this blog. It’s dark right now. The cricket like noise making bugs are out making a lot of noise, but other than that no bugs are bothering me. I can hear the hoot of an owl occasionally as I’m likely in it’s territory.
Van’s doing good
The van preformed well coming up the hill today. The van’s engine temperature stayed down below 200 degrees F. so that was good. It’s nice having this V8 power when going up in the hills, with the extra power the van just moves along smoother and the new front springs are heaven, very smooth compared to the old ones that where a bit too long and banging into the frame, but not anymore.
I’m going to get some dinner ready now and will post this in the morning when I return to my house.
Nice day and night too.