Tuesday September 22, 2020 Jenner CA.
I checked the weather for Jenner today to see how windy it might be. They said about 15 miles an hour, a bit windy but not bad so I loaded up my car around noon and headed down to Jenner.
I put my boat in the water at the Jenner boat ramp and parked my car.
I always paddle across the river to Penny Island to decide which way to go up or down river.
Paddling up river
I decided to paddle up river first and come back to the birds a bit later.
So I took my time and paddled on up the river about a mile taking my time stopping along the way.
More pelicans than I’ve ever seen before
From there I paddled on over to what I call the Slot to get out of the wind and just sat and watched.
A guy in my Slot
I was there for about ten minutes when I backed into the slot a bit further and a guy said hi which surprised me as he was back there all the time just sitting and enjoying the spot. We chatted a bit before I went back out in the water.
The wind had picked up to about 25 miles an hour twice what the weather guys said it would be. The waves increased and some white caps formed so I had to be careful not to let any waves come over the side of the boat and get me wet and picture taking became more complicated as I had to keep on the paddles most of the time to keep the boat pointed properly in the waves to keep from getting wet or swamped.
Riding the wind
There were lots of birds down on the sand but the wind was blowing hard enough to make it hard to get down that way so I never made it all the way down that way but let the wind blow me back up the river towards the boat ramp.
The wind blew me right back to the boat ramp in a short time so I loaded up my boat and went on home for the day.
Of course after all that fun I needed a nap and then I chair hopped around the yard and took care of my chickens and soon the day was over.