Monday December 19, 2016 Jenner CA.
It was 34 degrees F. as I got it going this morning, outside of course. I was talking with a guy in the Jenner parking lot and he said it was 48 degrees F. as he got out of his car. Jenner is always warmer I think because of all the water.
I heard Ken working on something up in his yard, so I banged my paddle on the boat figuring he’d be curious and look and he did. We shot the bull for a bit during which this hawk flew in and landed in the tree just over our heads. He didn’t say much, just listened.
I was sitting in my boat just past the heron when I heard a familiar splash behind me. I know that splash to be the sound of harbor seals with one of the big fish coming into the river to spawn, so I turned and waited and watched. Seals eat under water and you just don’t know where they will surface and these seals where moving fast and not staying on the surface for long. Usually there’s a seagull or two on the surface that stays just above them waiting for a morsel, but not today.
I continued to the boat ramp and pulled my boat out of the water. I moved that tree branch a little to make some room to back my car down, but it was too big to move very far without breaking my back.
I shoot the bull with him for a bit then went on home and got the firewood in for the night and that was my day.