Wednesday December 9, 2015 Jenner CA.
The day started out with rain
It was raining lightly as I got it going today. I checked the weather and it was supposed to stop soon, but it didn’t seem like it was going to, so I headed on down to Jenner to see if things were better there. The rain mostly stopped as I drove through Monte Rio.
I didn’t see the excavator out on the sand as I drove into Jenner this morning so I drove out to the overlook to check out the ocean and closed river mouth. There was some haze in the air, but the day looked like it might be a good one. Looking south from the overlook.
Put the boat in and headed to the mouth area
I drove back to the boat ramp at the visitor center and put my boat in the water. Some rain might happen around 1PM according to the weather guys, so I put my rain pants on and paddled across the river to Penny Island and down along it’s north edge headed to the closed river’s mouth area. There were a couple bunches of harbor seals on the sand and a bunch of birds. Here’s a few of the birds, some brown pelicans and a whole bunch of seagulls.
Should I call it a day
I hung around the mouth area for awhile then paddled back to Penny Island and paddled onto the flooded part and then back up the north shoreline. It started to sprinkle lightly when I was on the island and I was thinking I may call it a day. But as I got nearer the boat ramp area, the rain stopped and things were clearing up and looking nice, so I continued on up the river.
Otters show up
I was on a slow drift towards them and eventually, they moved off headed up the side of the river as I followed.
Two eagles in a tree
I left them and continued on up the river to Eagle’s landing. As I was approaching, I looked up to see these two bald eagles up in the big tree. I was on a drift headed right under them so all I could do was sit still and take pictures.
Paddled up to the muskrat area
I paddled on up the river to Muskrat Next beach which was now underwater. I sat for awhile as the water was clam and flat and real enjoyable.
Milk barn reflections
Water gage and some big trees floating
From there I headed over to the visitor center where I wanted to check out the water level gage. I found those big trees floating there up against the center’s deck so decided to give them a push away and hope they would float away.]
I headed on home and that was pretty much my day for a another nice one.