Friday May 23, 2014 Jenner CA.
Foggy, but a nice day
There was some fog in Jenner today when I arrived to kayak. But the wind was down and it was otherwise a nice day.
Thinking of some berries to eat
The fog was starting to left a little as I paddled on up the river to Rat’s Nest beach. I sat around there for awhile but was thinking I’d like some berries. There are usually a lot of berries on Penny Island, but I hadn’t checked it out yet this year, but I knew they were starting to get ripe, so I was thinking I needed to head on down that way and take a look see.
It was low tide, so I was looking for a place to land that wasn’t muddy on the Island. I didn’t have much choice, and took what I could get at this spot. Not too muddy, but a little. This is looking down the back channel of Penny Island towards the ocean.
Walked on Penny Island
I ate some of the salmon berries and a lot of the little black berries found on the island. I got a bit lost once or twice looking for berries. The trails on the island aren’t the easiest to walk. Over trees, and through the bushes and grasses on not so flat ground. Everything on one’s body gets a good work out and I did get beat.
When I was done walking around on the island, I had a bit of a much needed nap in the grass before getting back in my boat and heading down to the river’s mouth area. It was nice in the warm sun.
Most of the fog had lifted by now and the wind was down to almost none. Great.
Headed down to the river’s mouth area
I stopped at the slot for a break, but because of low tide, there was no water in the slot, but no matter, with no wind, one doesn’t need the slot for a break.
I paddled on down to the river’s mouth. The tide was changing to high tide, so ocean water was flowing into the mouth and into the river.
I hung around the mouth area for a bit. My watch was reading just after five PM so I headed on in for the day, taking my time as it was so nice out.
Home for a nap, this kayaking and walking around sure wear me out. :O)