Wednesday January 10, 2018 Jenner CA.
Kayaking with the guys
Ray told me yesterday when I was visiting that he and his brother John would be down at Jenner today, so I joined them this morning.
But when I got it going and looked outside, I could see it was raining lightly. I wasn’t sure the guys would be down at Jenner, but I decided to drive down there and see.
Sometimes during a rain at my house, Jenner would be dry so the only way to find out is to drive down and see.
Paddling in the rain
Well, today it was still raining lightly when I drove into Jenner, but not too bad.
I found them at the ramp as they just had put their boats in the water.
Headed to the mouth area
We started up the islands back channel where we saw three deer grazing on the island.
Rain and the wind stopped
We were going to paddle into the little channel on the upper end of the island but the tide was going out so the water was too low to paddle in there, so we continued on up the river along here. The wind was dying down and the rain had stopped and it looked like the sun might work it’s way out.
Someone said there’s and eagle flying overhead so we watched to see it it would land up ahead at Eagle’s landing and it did.
The eagle could wait as we pulled into a spot and sat in our boats for a good break. Ray says there’s an otter swimming by out in the river. There was but it was diving and moving rather fast by us.
Eventually I paddled up the short distance to Eagle’s landing to see if the eagle was still there and it was. But the sun was behind it and I couldn’t get a decent photo until I paddled up the river and out a bit to get a different angle.
John and I were talking about paddling up the river a ways, but Ray was for heading in so that’s what we did.
Some sun broke through
We got our boats on our cars and went on home. It turned out to be a nice paddle day, even thought it didn’t start out that way.
I’m on day four fasting and I’ll be free to eat again late tonight. My brother’s been telling me how good kale was so I walked over to his garden to pick some for later.
Armstrong Valley Farm
I picked mostly kale, but I did get some arugula too. Both tasted fairly good when I sampled them. Nice and crispy and sweet.
I went in the house for a nap and that was it for me today.