Monday December 26, 2016 Jenner CA.
Jenner is always warmer
It was 34 when I got it going this morning. Too cold to do anything around here, so I headed on down to Jenner where I knew it was a bit warmer and put my boat in the water.
Harbor seals that hang in the river, not at the mouth
There were some harbor seals across the river from me doing the same thing by Paddy’s Rock. They pull out here occasionally, but not very often as they have a place up the river which I call Seal Haven.
Headed towards the river’s mouth area
Egrets fishing away
River’s mouth is open
The mouth has changed a lot lately
I stopped here and watched. It was low tide and I could see the mouth was a bit different today. I wanted to go down further to check it out, but I was getting too close to the harbor seals on the sand and didn’t want to spook them so I only went a little further. I decided to drive down to the overlook when I pulled out for the day.
Meant to drive down to the overlook
I headed back in from there and put my boat on the car and headed for home. About a mile out of Jenner I remembered I wanted to drive down to the overlook and check out what the mouth looked like, so I turned around and went back to the overlook to have a look.
It’s low tide so the sand that got washed out into the ocean is showing. This is what the mouth looks like right now. The ocean will push most of that sand out there back into the mouth as summer approaches. The ocean can really move large amounts of sand around when it wants to.
A couple hundred harbor seals
I left there and headed home.
At the intersection where River Road meets highway one just out of Jenner, it has an intersection that isn’t a tee, more of a triangle. And lots of people don’t seem to understand that when they are stopped at the stop sign, they are supposed to stay stopped for cars that are turning in front of them. For some reason, when the intersection isn’t a tee, people think they can leave the stop sign when I’m signaling a left turn in front of them. I have the right of way and they are at a stop sign so they should not move, but they do, too often here, so I was cautious as they do this to me fairly often. Sure enough, I slowed to left turn in front of them and the car pulled out in front of me and would of hit me if I didn’t stop. I didn’t honk, but said no, no and waved my arms indicating they screwed up as they drove on.
Hooking up the big oven
I continued on home and was taking it easy when my brother Tom came to the door and wanted some help hooking up the big electric oven next door, so I went over there and we figured out how to do it and what we needed to do it and then went back home and finished my nap.
And that was my day.