Tuesday December 29, 2015 Jenner CA.
I could see Ray in his boat in front of the boat ramp as I pulled into Jenner today. The wind was down and the sun was out. It was a bit cool, but with the sun out, it warmed up just a bit as the day progressed.
I joined Ray and we paddled across the river to Penny Island to sit and decide which way to go today.
Open mouth area
Ray decided he wanted to go down to the river’s open mouth, so we headed down along the Island and crossed over the river to the mouth area. High tide was coming in and there were some swells coming into the river, which tends to make me motion sick especially looking through the camera, so we didn’t stay too long.
Headed up the river
I indicated to Ray that we should move off before I got too much motion so we moved off heading for the Penny Island back channel.
Deer on the island
As we paddled up the back channel I could see some deer in the grass on the upper end of the island. They watched us as we paddled past them. The deer tend to like the grasses that grow in this spot as I see them here often.
We were paddling up along the south shoreline when we ran into this great blue heron that was sitting on the log. It took off and headed down the river. We will see the otters in this spot later when we return.
Enjoying the day
Swamp Rock trailhead
Ray said he’d like to go for a little walk at Swamp Rock trailhead, so we paddled back across the river and down to it and got out for our walk.
We walked up the river a quarter mile or so before turning back and getting back in our boats.
Avoiding ramp rage
When we got close enough to the boat ramp to see it, there was a truck parked on it with some people taking their time putting in and as we got closer it looked like they’d be there for quite some time, so instead of trying to pull out there, we went over to the other side of the visitor center and helped each other haul our boats to our cars.
The people were still hogging the boat ramp when we left, but at least we avoided a case of ramp rage.