Paddled Up River, Chatted With Dan and Looked For the Peekaboo Bird

Thursday December 29, 2016 Jenner CA.

Nice day to take it easy

The sun was out and the wind was down as I entered Jenner this morning for a paddle.

I put the boat in the water and paddled over to Penny Island and headed up river.river

 

There was a high tide so there was water in the little channel on the upper end of the island so I pulled in there and hung out for awhile as it’s one of my favorite spots to get out of the river’s current and sometimes the wind.channel

 

Dan and his son in law show up

Eventually I continued up the river along it’s south edge and ran into Dan of  Esturarian in my sidebar blog roll. We chatted for a good while and then I continued on.Dan

 

I stopped here to get out of the current as the tide was going out.rock

 

I padded on up to what I call muskrat and hung for awhile.muskrat

 

Crossed over the river to the north side

And eventually started back down the river here headed to the Paddy’s rock side and paddled down along it looking for birds and critters.p

 

Here’s a great blue heron I saw landing as I paddled along.heron

 

I don’t usually go down this side on my way to the river’s mouth area, but I thought I’d try it for a change. I usually go over and paddle down along Penny Island.rockyshore

 

Continuing on down along that side.shorepaddy

 

River’s mouth area

As I approached the mouth area, it looked like this.moutharea

 

Lots of seals on the beach as I approached closer.mouth

 

The mouth was wide open as the ocean was going to low tide now.ocean2

 

Looking out the open mouth into the ocean.ocean

 

I hung around the mouth area for a bit, but not too long as there wasn’t a lot going on.

On the way back I went by these golden eye ducks which come into the estuary this time of year.yelloweyes

 

Looking for the peekaboo bird

I was headed in to the boat ramp but stopped in front of it as I wasn’t  in a hurry to get out and heard what I call a Peekaboo bird in the reeds back across the river so I paddled on over to the reeds to see if it would show itself. It makes a lot of interesting calls that sound nice. One or more of them were in the reeds making calls but they didn’t show themselves.birds

 

From there I headed on in for the day and put my boat on the car and went on home and that was my day.

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1 Response to Paddled Up River, Chatted With Dan and Looked For the Peekaboo Bird

  1. Always nice having a day to relax and enjoy what nature has to offer us.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

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