Friday July 15, 2016 Jenner CA.
Checking on my new engine
I hadn’t heard anything from the guy back east that I ordered my new engine from so first thing this morning, I sent him an email stating I’d expected to hear my engine had been shipped by now and what’s happening with it. He emailed back right away saying they were expecting the engine in today and would get it shipped out on Monday, so that’s good to know.
Off to kayak at Jenner
Having that taken care of, I headed down to Jenner to kayak for the day. It was a little overcast with a light fog, mostly rather pleasant with the wind down.
I paddled across the river to Penny Island and decided to head on down towards the river’s mouth area.
I paddle with John for a bit
Eventually John headed out to go pick up trash at the Goat Rock parking lot and I went over to the river’s open mouth to have a look.
I run into Steve
After a bit I headed on across the river towards the back channel of Penny Island. I saw Steve headed the same way, so I joined him and we paddled slowly up the back channel taking our time.
With the river’s mouth open there is a lot of shore exposed that was covered in water not long ago so there are a lot of little shore type birds feeding along the shoreline. Here’s one of them and there were a lot of little pipers too.
Resting at the Old Redwood Log Graveyard
Things are happening right in front of us
We didn’t hear anything like a crash and couldn’t see what was going on as whatever happened was behind a bunch of trees and on the road, just out of sight.
More emergency vehicles came onto the scene with lights and sirens blearing.
They load the guy
The chopper took off. Later, at home I read where a guy on a motorcycle was rear ended and the car that did it took off leaving the cyclist in critical condition.
I headed on in for the day
My brother seems to break his golf carts a lot
At home, a nap was in order then I went outside and puttered around. One of my brother’s golf carts was parked by my carport which usually means it’s broken and he wants some help finding out why. I peeked at it several times as I walked by it while puttering around the yard. I’ve learned from working on his golf carts that the problem is almost always a corroded or loose wire or connector and it just has to be found which isn’t always easy as some stuff is stuffed down where it’s hard to see. After measuring the batteries to make sure they were good, I began to look for the problem, not finding it right away. But I persisted reaching my hand down by the reverse switch and finally felt a burned up connector on the side of the reverse switch, a place I couldn’t see. Just about that time my brother shows up so I showed him the problem and told him to get a new cable with good connectors or repair that one.
By this time it’s almost dark, so I go in for the day and that was my day for a nice one.