Friday April 11, 2014 Jenner CA.
I got off to a late start today
I wasn’t feeling too good last night and this morning I was dragging my butt a little, so I got up and used the couch most of the day. By evening I was still feeling tired, but decided to do something for the day, so I went on down for an evening kayak at Jenner.
The weather man said clouds and 10 miles an hour for the wind. But when I arrived, it was almost no wind and had clouds. Well, that just meant I wasn’t going to see a sunset tonight. There was also supposed to be a big moon up there too, but that also stayed behind the clouds.
So, when I arrived, the wind was down to almost nothing as I put my boat in the water. No one else was on the water at this time which is the usually case, which was ok with me.
I paddled across the river to Penny Island where this big goose was on the shoreline. It let me get really close, so I suspect this is the other goose from the destroyed nest at Paddy’s rock, as I’d been visiting it for several days before the disaster and it had gotten used to me.
Eventually, I paddled across the river to Paddy’s rock where I got out of my boat and climbed up on Paddy’s rock to check out the goose nest to see if the eggs where gone yet. They were gone and this is all that is left of the nest. Just some goose down.
The cold heavy salt water dives under the warm lighter fresh river water
The foam is from the ocean and shows where the ocean water is diving under the fresh warmer river water. It dives under it and flows up the river for a few miles under the fresh water. It’s an interesting thing, this ocean water diving under the fresh river water. It’s not what you’d expect to find, but it’s how it all works.
Since there was not going to be a sunset I could see tonight, I didn’t stay too long and headed back in.
I’ve found evening kayaking to be real nice once it warms up enough so it’s not too cold down there.
Had a nice time.