Thursday October 15, 2015 Jenner CA.
Pacific Spiny Dogfish
My friend Anne from Denver sent me this link to NOAA which identifies the sharks as Pacific Spiny Dogfish sharks just as Dan, in comments, said they were. The link may be helpful for identifying some of the critters I see in the estuary. Thanks Ann.
As I crossed over the open water just down from the lower end of Penny Island I could see some birds doing something in the water so I paddled on over to have a look see.
Closed river mouth
Pelicans and seagulls
An island walk
I crossed over the river to the other side to see what birds were resting on the shoreline there.
I passed fairly close as it watched me pass. This is one of the seals that mostly hangs in the river and doesn’t seem to be part of all the other seals that hang by the river’s mouth. There’s four or five of these guys that I see all the time as I paddle around the estuary.
Looking for the will driller guy
I cut it short today and went on in and then headed over to Forestville to see if I could catch the well driller in his office, but when I got there nobody was in the office, so I continued on to the Asian market where I did some shopping and then went back to the well drillers place, but now the place was locked up, everybody must of went home early today.
I went on home myself and had a little nap.
Took that leg killer shelf out
Then I went out and pulled the shelf that holds my gallon jug water bottles out of the van. The shelf that holds them is just above my feet when I sleep in it and the shelf was getting in my way as I bang my legs against it sometimes, so I decided it had to go. I think I can put the water bottles a bit higher on another shelf which I will do later.
Prepping for the pipe repair
From there I went over to my Aunt’s house where I am repairing the creek water pipe crossing that washed out during a storm last winter. I took my shovel as I needed to do some ditch digging before I can repair things. I dug for an hour or so and got about half of the digging done before I was wore out for the day.
I have about another couple hours digging and then I will get some supplies to fix the pipe crossing the creek. This time I will put the pipe higher in the air so the creek can’t hit it when the water gets high. I’m also adding some much needed valves in the system so things are easier to fix next time something goes wrong.
That was my day.