Wednesday June 22, 2016 Jenner CA.
I saw Ray in his boat across the river by Penny Island as I put my boat in the water today at Jenner.
I paddled on over to where Ray was and we decided to head down along the island to the closed river’s mouth area. The wind was up a bit, but not too bad yet.
Osprey with a big fish
While we were sitting there, I noticed this osprey fly by trying to gain some altitude as the fish it has is rather large and it could just barely fly with it. I couldn’t tell what kind of fish it had and this was the best I could do for a photo of the bird with the fish.
Not going to the closed mouth area
We continued on down along the islands edge. The wind had picked up by now and we decided not to go down to the mouth area, but instead just go around the bottom end of Penny island and up the back channel instead.
We paddled over to what I call the Slot and sat out of the wind for a bit just enjoying the day. Even with the wind up, it was fairly nice out.
Eventually we moved out into the island back channel and let the wind take us up the river.
Penny Island walk
We spent about an hour walking through the island brush and looking for blackberries to eat. I’m still finding some ripe ones, but not as many as before.
Winds still blowing
From there we headed across the river to the boat ramp and pulled our boats out.
Getting the van ready to go
I went on home for a nap. Later I spent some time getting some things loaded into my van for a little trip I’m taking to Boonville this weekend.
Other then that, I just sat around and enjoyed the evening.