Friday March 28, 2014 Jenner CA.
A little rain didn’t stop me
I heard the rain coming down again early this morning before light, so I stayed in bed a bit longer.
I’ve been lucky and the rain has mostly tapered off by late morning for several days now. Today, it took a little longer to taper off, and was still spitting showers when I left for Jenner. I was showered on the way driving down there too, but as I approached Jenner it was more foggy then showery so I put my boat in the water.
It was a bit windy today too
It was a bit windy and the wind was blowing in the opposite direction then it usually blows. It usually blows up the stream instead of down the stream, like it was now.
The wind was ok with me, but with it blowing in this direction most of the spots I usually stop along the river now have wind blowing into them. This only causes me to use some spots I don’t usually use as I cross over to Penny Island and head on up the river.
I paddle up the river past eagle’s landing and on up to the Indian Rock Trail were I sat in my boat for awhile.
I noticed there were a bunch of cormorants across the river from me near Paddy’s rock, so I paddled over by them and worked my way around back of them and took this photo looking back across the river to the Eagle’s Landing area.
It was threatening to shower most of the time I was down there, but only did so a little, lucky for me.
The wind died down a bit as I paddled down along the north side of Penny Island towards the river’s mouth.
John with his redwood slab
I saw John over by his house near the river’s mouth area and went over to see if he’d maneuvered the big redwood slab to his house yet?
It started to rain a bit, a shower was going over us, so I said bye. Lucky the shower didn’t last long.
The river’s mouth is open
As I left John’s place and headed across to the river’s mouth, this is what it looked like. Cormorants in the water and on land and also harbor seals on the right, on the beach. A few seagulls about too.
Osprey put on a show
I didn’t stay too long at the mouth area and crossed back over to the north side where there were some big pine trees.
From there, I headed back up the river and was going along the north side of Penny Island and ran into this pair of mallard ducks. They kept their eyes on me as I passed, but didn’t seem too concerned.
It was starting to look like it might start to shower more, so I headed on in for the day and took my boat out of the water and went on home.
It turned out to be a fairly nice day.