Tuesday August 11, 2020 Jenner CA.
Paddle at Jenner
The weather guys said the wind was down today at Jenner so once I got it going I drove on down there and put my boat in the water. I always paddle across the river to Penny Island to sit for a bit and decide which way to go for the day, up or down river.
It was a bit overcast with high fog today but it’s the ocean so that’s just fine. Keeps it from getting too hot.
I headed on up the river slowly taking my time.
And stopped at this spot for a bit to sit and watch.
When I continued I passed by this egret which was just resting on the log with one eye on me of course.
I paddled along here along the shore line.
I spotted some movement up ahead in the water and it looked like river otters so I slowly got closer to have a look as they jumped up on a rock. I got pretty close to them. They weren’t too skittish which is sometimes the case.
So I was able to get some good pictures of them watching me.
Eventually they dumped back into the water and moved down river and I continued up river.
I paddled up to this spot and sat for a good while. The wind died for about a half hour looking back down river towards Jenner.
Headed down rive to the mouth area
After sitting in that spot for awhile I headed back down the river heading towards the river’s open mouth area.
This big brown pelican flew by me. They never seem to have a smile.
I could see move pelicans and critters down at the mouth as I approached.
I paddled by these birds.
And paddled into the mouth looking at the ocean out there.
There were some harbor seals resting on the sand on the right. I think they are about to get wet, but hey, they don’t care.
There were lots of critters resting on the right side, mostly birds.
I spent about a half hour looking around at the wild life at the mouth then headed back over to the lower end of Penny Island where I went by this lone pelican.
There were also some terns resting there on the gravel.
From there it wasn’t far to paddle back to the boat launch where I put the boat on the car and went on home for a much needed nap.
Once I was rested up I went out to check on the chickens and mostly chair hopped the rest of the day away.
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