Poke Pole Bamboo, and an Afternoon Yak at Jenner With Steve

Monday September 3, 2018 Jenner CA.

Steve gets some bamboo

Steve was coming by today to go kayaking down at Jenner, but first he wanted to get some long pieces of black bamboo to make some poke poles for fishing so he cut and collected some poles for that.

He’s tying them up in a bundle for transport back up to Oregon.steve


An afternoon yak

It took a few hours to get the bamboo together then we headed on down to Jenner in the afternoon to yak.

Most of the people had left and headed home for the day so it wasn’t too busy down there by the time we got there.

Headed to the mouth area

We put our boats in the water and paddled across the river and then on down towards the mouth area.

Here’s Steve watching some seals as we head for the open mouth to the right.ocean2


There are a lot of birds in the area of the mouth.mouth2


River’s mouth is open

The river’s mouth is open and it’s going to high tide so water’s coming into the river from the ocean.seals4



Harbor seals are resting down there on the sand.seals5


There were also lots of brown pelicans and some cormorants on the sand resting from a hard day fishing.pels6


Here’s some pelicans coming in for a landing to join the bunch on the sand.pels7


Sat at the end of the river

We hung around in our boats sitting in the open mouth watching things for a bit then continued on down the short distance to the river’s end and sat and rested and watched.

This egret was fishing away, but I didn’t see it catch anything.egret8


Brown pelicans washing up

From there we headed towards the Penny Island back channel and went by these pelicans preening and bathing in the water on the lower end of the island.pels9


Most of them took off and flew right over our heads.pels10


This osprey was sitting on this stick watching us.osprey11


Landed on Penny Island

We slowly made our way up to the upper end of Penny Island and went to shore for a little walk.

We landed our boats here in the grass on the island.boats14


The trail goes through these knurly trees.island12


Last standing building

The old milk and processing barn is the only building still standing on the island. Everything else has fallen down over time.barn13


Steve took off looking for a cherry tree for some fish smoking wood and I went back to the boats and had a bit of a nap until Steve returned.

We put our boats back in the water and went into this little channel on the upper end of the island and sat for a bit.chan15


Then we headed back to the boat ramp from the channel and went on home.

Steve loaded up his poke pole bamboo and took off and I had a nap and that was it for the day.

Nice day.

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One Response to Poke Pole Bamboo, and an Afternoon Yak at Jenner With Steve

  1. Patsy Irene says:

    Great bird pictures today. The flying pelican and the osprey shots are wonderful!
    Looks like a nice relaxing yak today.

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