Saturday October 11, 2014 Jenner CA.
Being Saturday and all, I puttered around the yard and then went on down to Jenner to kayak for the day around two PM. That’s to try to avoid all the people on the boat ramp as much as possible as most people go early and leave early.
I didn’t avoid them all, it was a busy day on the water. I headed on down to the west end of Penny Island and went over to see if I could find the spotted orb weaver spider that was stuck on some grass about sixteen inches above the water. I couldn’t find that spider, hope it got away ok.
However, in it’s place I found this big red and black caterpillar, which looked like it had just been in the water as it was all wet. After I took it’s picture, I placed it on some higher grass by some bushes so it might have a better chance of survival.
I could hear the rough ocean pounding on the beach and see it too as it wasn’t far away.
I pulled into the area where the river’s mouth usually is and watched for quite some time.
The wave breaks over the jetty and ocean water comes into the estuary. It’s possible for spawning fish to get into the river this way, especially during a storm, which we have coming up this next week.
I watched the action down there for quite a bit before returning to Penny Island, where I paddled into the flooded island for a nice quiet break.
It was real calm once I paddled into the island. Here, I’m looking across the island to the town of Jenner. The reflection is on the water on the island, not on the river, which you can’t see because of the grass on the island.
I went in for the day and went on home.
At home, I did some more work on my new well site, I had to move a big cyclone type gate out of the way. Read that as real heavy gate. I was barely able to move it. I had to put some blocks under it so it would slide easier, but it was still hard work, maybe better suited for a tractor, but I got it moved and now we’ll see how my back feels later?
That was my day, seems like it went fast.