No Drizzle at Jenner Today

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013, Jenner, CA.

It was nice at Jenner today

I got up this morning and I was planning on going down to Jenner to kayak. I put my stuff in the car and went back to lock the front door and it started to shower, so I decided not to go yet.

Showers and drizzles at my house.

It was still showering and drizzling around 1:30 in the afternoon. Sometimes it rains here because of the coast mountains, and sometimes when it does, it doesn’t rain at the ocean, so I decided to go down to Jenner and take my chances. I got my rain pants on and got down there around two pm. It looked good as as I was driving down there. The road was mostly dry as I approached the Jenner area. When I got to Jenner, it was just a few drops and the wind was down, so I put the boat in the water and headed across the river to Penny Island.

Conditions were real good at Jenner today.

The water was mostly flat and there was just a light breeze,conditions were good.

Below you can see what it looked like, looking back toward Jenner, as I crossed the river to Penny Island.

jenner

 

A pair of mallard ducks greeted me as I approached the island, as you can see in the picture below.

ducks

 

I crossed over the river and continued up the south side to the Eagles landing area, where I took it easy for awhile and enjoyed the day.

A few hundred cormorants joined me across the river.

While I was sitting there in my boat, a bunch of cormorants came in from the ocean and settled across the river from me. About a hundred of them continued up the river. I estimated that there were about three hundred of them that landed across the river from me as you can see in the picture below.

cormorants

 

After spending some time up river, I headed back down the river, taking the channel on the backside of Penny Island. On the west end of the island, there was an osprey sitting on a branch, just looking around.

osprey

 

I continued down to the river’s mouth, where I spent an hour or so checking out the birds and seals.

An osprey surprised me as I was taking a picture of a goose.

There was this big ol goose across the river from me that I was taking a picture of when this osprey splashed down right beside it in the water, which I caught on camera, just after it hit, as you can see in the picture below. It was a miss, it didn’t catch anything and was gone in an instant.

ospreygoose

I stayed down there for an hour or so, then worked my way slowly back to the visitor’s center where I took my boat out about seven pm.

I took a chance on it not raining in Jenner and won. It was a real nice day.

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