Tuesday April 28, 2014 Jenner CA.
Nice day at Jenner
The sun was out and there was a light breeze as I arrived at Jenner this morning. I only saw one other boat on the river as I put my boat in the water and paddled across to Penny Island where I sat for a bit. Ray showed up shortly and we headed down to the river’s mouth, before any winds came up. The wind picked up as we headed down there, but when we got there, it died back to a breeze and that’s the way it was for the rest of the day. Nice.
The river’s mouth is perched
The river’s mouth is open, but just barely, what the biologists call, perched. I’d call it more open, shallow as the state causes the estuary water level to rise a bit and changes how the tides work in the estuary.
We could see a bunch of school kids on the beach across from us on a field trip, a couple hundred or so, but they were clear over there. Good. :O)
A lot of the harbor seals have pupped by now.
There were some Brown Pelicans flying around a bit. I could see over the sand that they were diving for fish in the ocean just in front of the river’s mouth. I could see them start the dive, but then they went behind the sand and I couldn’t see what they were doing.
Penny Island walk
Would they attack?
No one home at the rat nest
We continued on up the river to Paddy’s rock and then crossed back over the river to the rat nest area, which we looked at. The rat hasn’t repaired the nest yet, so I assume there is no one home at present. It might be a summer or winter home? We turned and headed back down the river after a little break.
That was it, we pulled our boats out of the water and went on home for the day, where a nap was in order.
It turned out to be a real nice day as the wind that we thought would come up didn’t, started to, but then died down instead. Great.