Monday February 22, 2016 Jenner CA.
John has a problem
It was sunny and the wind was down as I drove into Jenner this morning. I put the boat in the water and parked my car. John, a guy who lives in Jenner and picks up a lot of litter was at the ramp and so we shot the bull for a bit. He had been fixing his car radiator, but by the time he got it all done his battery was dead and he was trying to figure out how to get to Santa Rosa to get a new battery. He usually uses public transit, but getting the old battery to the place and bringing a new one home wasn’t going to be an easy task doing it that way. I left him and headed down towards the river’s mouth which looked like this on the way.
End of the river
I looked around and finally spotted this raven on the ground in the rocks. It looked like it was eating what was left of a big fish after the seals get done with it, just a head and the stripped bones are left, which you can see some of to the right.
Ugly sea lion
It passed on by checking me out good.
John’s not home
I thought maybe I’d see John picking up litter somewhere near town, but I didn’t see him, so I continued paddling up to the little channel on the upper end of Penny Island and sat around for a spell, napping a bit.
Eventually I decided to head on in and see if I could locate John in town or driving down to his house.
Catch John at the post office
As it was I saw him go into the post office when I was approaching the boat ramp, so I caught up with him and told him my plan. He was concerned I’d have to drive him all the way back to Jenner so I told him I’d just do a sunset yak and we were good to go. Well, almost, just still had to get the battery out of his car.
We drove into Santa Rosa to the battery place.
Now we had a problem
That battery was only two years old and still had a warranty on it. The catcher was he had to leave it with them to see if they could get it going or not, giving them two days. I suggested a loaner battery which he paid for and we were out of there and headed on back to Jenner.
That was it for a nice day.