Tuesday March 17, 2015 Jenner CA.
The weather guy said it was going to be a little windy today and when I arrived at Jenner this morning, he was right. The wind was already up as I put my boat in the water and crossed over to Penny Island. The sun was out, so even with the wind, it was nice.
This pair of mallard ducks were resting on a log in the channel. They had one eye on me and didn’t move the whole time I was there.
I hadn’t made up my mind which way to go today, but with the wind, I decided not to head down to the river’s mouth as it would be windier down that way, so I headed on up the river.
When I got to the top of Buzzard rock, I sat in the sun and the spot was mostly out of the wind. A good place to sit and enjoy the day, which I did. That little island down there is where Paddy’s rock is. This was the view from the top of the rock.
From the rock, I could see the wind was picking up some more. I decided to stay on the rock for awhile, maybe the wind would die down a bit, but it didn’t, it got stronger.
Hadn’t heard a gobble all day
I had seen some turkeys in the grassy field as I drove down to Jenner this morning, but I hadn’t heard a gobble all day, even though I was listening for them.
But as I came down off the rock, I heard a gobble across the river from me, so when I got back in my boat, I paddled across the river to see if I could find the turkeys. I didn’t find any turkeys right away, but I did find these geese resting in this spot. They honked the alarm as I approached, but didn’t fly away.
I worked my way down the river on the south shoreline, keeping out of the wind as much as possible and went on in for the day.
When I got home all I had in me was a nap and that was my day.