Friday May 29, 2020 Jenner CA.
Paddling up the river yesterday
Some fog was moving in on me which picked the wind up a little. Going along the side I got trapped in these weeds and had to back up to get out of them to proceed. It was still low tide so lots of weeds were exposed.
Fog off the water
Another resting spot
Old camp spot
Eventually I headed back down the river. I was looking for an old camp spot along the way I knew about and wanted to check it out so pulled my boat onto shore here. I tied it up as it was low tide and the water level was slowly coming up.
I was barely able to get up the bank and almost sled back down several times.
Once up onto the bank it was real overgrown with stuff and not easy to get through. I heard something grunting in the woods a short distance in front of me but couldn’t see what it was. I suspected a deer.
I moved up the trail sorta slowly bending over stuff so I could find my way back to my boat. This area used to be more open but has really grown over with stuff. I had to be real careful I didn’t get disorientated.
As I was headed back to my boat and almost there the grunting started again just in front of me but I saw nothing. I looked around a bit and found what I think is a deer bed so I think it was a deer making the sound.
That was sure a nice day paddling on the river.
At home I puttered around a bit doing some chair hopping and taking it easy.
That paddle tired me out a lot so I never did get the energy to write a blog last night.
Today after checking on the chickens and taking care of their needs I rode on over to a neighbors place to help him digging out his spring as it was plugged up. We had to do a lot of digging and moving mud and clay and we almost got it dug out but will have to do a little more digging tomorrow. I forgot my camera so no photos of that.
All the digging really tired me out but I did get some good exercise, at least my body thinks so. It was a lot like playing in the mud and my shoes and pants were covered in mud.
Once home I change clothes and prepared a cardboard box for another chicken nest. I plan to move a little black hen I like onto some eggs tonight in just a bit, then I’ll have 4 hen’s sitting on eggs.
Nice day working away helping a neighbor with his spring.