Monday May 16, 2016 Jenner CA.
Looked like a nice day to paddle the estuary
Did you notice
When I noticed the two little deer in the background. Did you?
Something’s going on here
I watched as the momma deer and her twins seemed to want to approach the water right in front of me, but they got scared as I was close and went back into the island by the milk barn, but shortly they came back and approached the water again right in front of me.
Are the deer going to swim across the river
River otter’s swim by me
I paddled down along the north shoreline looking for birds, but didn’t find much, so I crossed back over the river to the Swamp rock trailhead area where I jumped this great blue heron that squawked and took off.
Going to shore to hunt berries
Most of the little black berries I was too early for yet, but I did find some to eat. I found more ripe salmon berries and for some reason most of them tasted pretty good. Sometimes the salmon berries aren’t very sweet and not good tasting but today they tasted pretty good and with some sweetness and good flavor so I ate a bunch of them.
I walked up the Poison Oak Alley trail a ways which goes up along the river, looking for ripe berries and then returned to my boat.
I decided not to go down to the open river’s mouth today, so headed on over to the boat ramp and took my boat out of the water and went on home for the day.
Robin’s are eating my blue berries
At home I puttered around the yard and noticed that the robins where eating my blue berries as fast as they were turning blue, so I found the cover I used last year and covered the blue berry patch with it to keep the birds out so I can get some of those ripe berries.
Dug some potatoes too
But before I covered up the blueberry patch I dug some of the potatoes that grow in the berry patch and got about a half bucket of them.
The rest of the day I just sat around the yard enjoying the passage of time.
Another nice day.