Friday August 19, 2016 Jenner CA.
Looks like a nice day for a paddle
It was a bit overcast and the wind was down as I put my boat in the water at Jenner this morning. I paddled over to the edge of Penny Island and looked down river. I could see lots of birds down that way.
Ocean water dives under the river water
I paddled on over towards the open river’s mouth that was going to high tide, which means ocean water was coming into the river. I hit the foam which is caused when the cold, dense ocean water dives under the warmer less dense river water. Since bubbles don’t sink, it collects on the top and forms these foam rivers. Salt water to the left of the foam and fresh river water to the right of the foam. In other wards, the ocean water is diving under the river water forming layering of the waters in the estuary.
Across from the town of Jenner
The tease bird
A kingfisher stopped in front of me and did some preening so it sat still long enough for me to get a picture of it, which doesn’t happen often as they are a big tease and fly off just before you push the camera button.
I continued on around the upper end of the island and then crossed back over to the boat ramp and went on home for the day.
Wire splicing on the van project
After a nap, I went out and did some work on the van project. I needed to splice three old wires. I removed the old splices as I didn’t know how good they were and am redoing them. I used a metal connector which I crimped and then I soldered the joint to make sure things will stay good.
Now that that was done, I started laying out the wires to the different places they went on the engine. I puttered with that until it got too dark to see, so I quit for the day.