Thursday March 17, 2016 Jenner CA.
The day was looking good
My hives were behaving themselves last night so I got a little more sleep. I headed down to Jenner and arrived about eleven to a nice day. The wind was down and the sun was out. The water was still fairly muddy from the recent rains, but the current had slowed down enough to make things easier to manage.
Did you notice the osprey resting on the stick behind the terns?
The river’s mouth is open
From the lower end of Penny Island I looked down towards the open river’s mouth. I could see waves coming into the river from the ocean and it was low tide, so I decided not to go down that way. This was my view down to the open mouth area. You can see why they call that big rock Haystack Rock with all the yellow on it. It’s some kind of lichen. The mouth is open just to the left of the rock.
Otters go by
I was sitting here when I noticed an otter swimming down stream fairly fast swimming with the current. Shorty another one came by and then another one . Interesting how they weren’t together as they usually are, but spread out today.
Headed to the overlook
I took my boat out and decided to drive on down to the overlook to have a look at the mouth.
The open mouth
This was my view over the bank looking out into the ocean through the river’s open mouth. There’s a couple kayaks down there on the beach on the right. As long as one stays along the right shoreline it’s pretty safe and easy to stay out of the current.
Muddy Monte Rio boat ramp
I went on home where I had some good intentions to get some stuff done, but my hives were acting up and I didn’t feel like doing much so I didn’t.
That was my day.