Paddle at Jenner With Waffling Fog and an Old Bottle

Friday August 7, 2020 Jenner CA.

Paddling Jenner

Around noon today I headed down to Jenner for a paddle in the Russian River Estuary. I put in at the Jenner boat ramp and started across the river.

Looking down towards the river’s mouth area it looked like this. High fog waffling around.river1

 

Looking up river I could see the fog starting to move in a bit so I headed down river instead.river2

 

Korbel wine bottle

I saw this old bottle just under the water in the shallows by the island so I stopped and turned it up. It had a small chip out of it’s mouth.bottle

 

Now that meant something, the chip out I mean. Korbel winery is up the river about 20 miles and they used to dump their junk by the river in a small gorge. That’s where all their old bottles went that weren’t any good and slowly some of them have washed down the river. We’re talking maybe 60 or more years ago.

This is what I think is an old Korbel wine bottle from long ago.korbel

 

Headed to the mouth

I continued on down towards the river’s open mouth which was a bit foggy.fogmouth5

 

It was high tide and the ocean was splashing over some rocks as I checked out the harbor seals.seals8

 

Hey watch it

As I was watching the seals these two brown pelicans lined up on me and looked like they might run over me.pels6

 

But they pulled up at the last instant and went right over my head. If a big one of those guys ran over me it might not fair so well for  me as they are huge.pel7

 

I checked out some of the other wild life down this way, cormorants and more seals.birds

 

After about a half hour watching these guys I turned and started back up the river.critters9

 

Foggy

The fog had moved in up river but it was moving in and out, waffling I call it.foggy10

 

I went up the island’s back channel past these seagulls resting on the island’s lower end.gulls

 

I paddle the edges

And on up the river along here taking my time paddling along the shores edge. Most people paddle out in the middle of the river but I find there is a lot more going on along it’s edges as far as wildlife goes and the wind blows strongest out in the middle not on it’s edges.river11

 

There were quite a few cormorants diving and fishing in the area. Here’s a few of them resting by Paddy’s rock a favorite spot of theirs.cors12

 

Some of the fog had moved out of this area for a bit.  I was headed just up ahead where I like to stop and sit in my boat for a bit before starting back.river13

 

Favorite sitting spot

Tis is the spot I like to stop and set for a bit, see why? Jenner is now fogged in.riverock

 

Foggy Jenner

Eventually I headed back down the river to Jenner which looked like this. Fogged in a bit.jenner

 

As I paddled closer the fog moved in more. I headed to the boat ramp to pull my boat out for the day.jenner15

 

That was a nice paddle. I headed on home for a much needed nap.

The rest of the day I spent chair hopping and just taking it easy. I did do some stuff for the chickens. Seems there’s always some stuff that needs done for them.

Nice day.

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Barry and I Ride the Dirt Bikes and Momma Hen Attacks Me

Thursday August 6, 2020 Guerneville CA.

Dirt bike ride

As I went out the front door this morning I saw my brother Barry out there with his dirt bike. He was going for a dirt bike ride up in the hills.barry

 

I quickly fed the chickens and joined him and we rode up into the hills on this road.road10

 

And along here headed up to the top.road9

 

Top of the World

After riding for awhile we stopped at this spot for a break which is called Top of the World.hilltop

 

This is why it’s called Top of the World looking out from that spot.view

 

After a good break we got back on the bikes and rode some more.barry2

 

Down this ridge top road.road5

 

And down this road, we move along pretty fast.barry7

 

After about an hour and a half we headed on home on this road.road8

 

We made it back. Barry loaded up and went on home after I gave him a flat of eggs.truck

 

Napping

Well that dirt bike ride wore me out so I mostly napped on and off during the afternoon.

Eventually I went out to do some stuff with the chickens.

Chicken attack

I was putting feed down when the hen in the back attacked me with a vengeance because of her little chicks. I grabbed her and there was a lot of squawking you’d think I was the one doing the attacking. Once I had her subdued I held her for a bit until she calmed down then let her go.hen11

 

She had 7 new chicks yesterday but today she had 8 so one more was born a bit late.peeps

 

New peep

This is the late new born. They need to rest a bit until they get enough strength to move around which takes a day or so.newpeep12

 

Just before dark the chickens all go to roost for the night. Here’s some of the younger ones in the roost.roost

 

Had a nice dirt bike ride and a nice day.

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