Sunday August 30, 2015 Jenner CA.
It was already a bit on the windy side as I arrived at Jenner this morning and put my boat in the water. The sun was out and it was going to high tide. High tide meant I can get into the Willow Creek area, so I headed on up the river at a leisurely pace.
I was drifting up the river in the wind fairly fast, five to ten miles an hour when I spotted some otters coming my way. With the wind blowing me around and trying to hold onto my paddle while moving up and down with the waves and trying to take pictures at the same time, pictures just weren’t lining up well and the otters dove and I didn’t’ see them for some time, much later.
Headed to Willow Creek
Eventually, the wind picked up in that spot so I headed on back out the creek.
A little loon
I could see some birds on the shoreline across the river by Paddy’s rock, so I paddled on over there to have a look.
I worked my way through the wind over to the boat ramp and took my boat out and was headed home. But.
Road is closed on the way home
I went through Monte Rio and the traffic was stopped on the road. A few cars were coming the other way and they signaled to turn back. I didn’t’ know what was going on, but I thought I better go do something else for a bit so I returned to Monte Rio and went up to visit my friend Charlie to see what was up.
He said a big tree had fallen across the road and taken all the power lines down that crossed the river and the road would be closed for quite awhile, so I stayed and talked with Charlie until his sister came home, then I ended up working on her computer for a couple hours before I left to try the road again. His sister said to take the back road around the tree so I did, but there were a lot of cars taking that back road too. It was a narrow mountain road which we snaked our way through playing pull over to let cars go by all the way.
I make it home just before dark and that was pretty much my day.