Thursday April 16, 2015 Jenner CA.
Headed for the River’s mouth
I could see Ray in his boat over by Penny Island as I put my boat in the water at Jenner this morning. I joined him and we decided to head on down to the river’s mouth to see what was going on.
Harbor seal pups
The mouth is trying to close
As we looked down the mouth into the ocean we could see the mouth was trying to close with all the waves crashing into the shore piling up the sand. We could hear the waves crashing onto the beach all day and I think the mouth closed, but I’m not sure how much sand got piled up, so it may open again?
There were some momma seals with their pups spread out along the sandy beach away from the main group of seals.
We wanted to go for a little walk someplace so we pulled into Swamp Rock Trailhead and tried to walk to Swamp rock up in the left upper corner of this picture, but the swamp still had water in it, so we turned and tried another trail that went up the hill around the swamp.
We followed an old animal trail up the hill which was pretty brushy.
The small town of Jenner
Here’s a view of the town of Jenner looking across Penny Island.
We worked our way up the hill through the brush and poison oak to this point were we had a good break before starting back down the hill. This picture pretty much shows the whole town of Jenner from our viewing angle.
Walking around on these animal trails really tires us out as the trails aren’t that well defined. When we got back to our boats we were both pooped and headed on in for the day and on home.
I had things in the yard I wanted to do today, but I was too pooped and tried a nap instead. After resting up, I still couldn’t get it going, so I made a strong cup of coffee which I drank and was still thinking the coffee wasn’t going to work this time, but after awhile I got it going and went out in the yard and did some puttering and just enjoying the rest of the day.