No Wind Big Sky Day Paddling Around In the Russian River Estuary

Friday November 11, 2016 Jenner CA.

Big skies today

It looked like another sunny no wind day as I pulled into Jenner and put my boat in the water. I decided to go down to the river’s mouth and see what was going on, so I headed that way down along Penny Island.jenner

 

Lots of birds

I worked my way through all these birds.birds

 

I’ve noticed these grebes are back for the winter.grebe

 

There were some brown pelicans bathing in the water that I paddle by. Some of them took off.pelican

 

The river’s mouth is open wide

I paddled over to the river’s mouth and could see it had opened all the way up from yesterdays breaching.mouth2

 

People’s bodies make interesting shapes on the beach as they watch the ocean waves.people

 

The sky was putting on some nice shows too.sky

 

I hung around the mouth for about an hour then headed back over to the lower end of Penny Island. These bufflehead ducks are back for the winter also.buffs

 

Slowly headed up the river

I paddled up along Penny Island taking my time.sky2

 

And worked my way over to the river’s south shoreline and went up it for a little ways.river

 

A little walk in the swamp grass

I didn’t go far before I decided to go to shore here at Swamp Rock Trail Head which is also a place the Poison Oak Alley Trail goes by. I walked down along here. The place is just full of poison oak, but otherwise an interesting place to walk around.walk

 

The water goes flat

The little breeze we had today died down too as I finished up my walk and put  my boat back in the water. That’s the upper end of Penny Island in front of me.island

 

I slowly worked my way back to the boat ramp and went on home for the day. I didn’t have much energy left so I just hung around the yard  a bit before going in for the night.

Nice day.

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