Tuesday June 21, 2022 Jenner CA.
Today’s video of my day
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The day was going to be warm and the wind was going to be down. That meant it would be a good day to go down to Jenner for a paddle. I also wanted to practice my video making skills on the harbor seals so I took all my camera stuff. And I wanted to try out my lapel microphone to see how it works on the kayak, so I rounded up that too.
The boat ramp was pretty busy so it took a bit to get on the water. At least everyone was nice and friendly.
I had to park the car in my special place as there where lots of cars in Jenner and Jenner doesn’t have many parking places.
Anyway I launched my boat and started paddling across the river when I spotted the white things up river, white pelicans. I decided to get some videos of them before going down to where the seals are.
I got as close as the birds would let me and took some pictures and some video clips. They were eating the underwater weeds which they seem to like. I’m sure there are plenty of bugs and little fish and crabs and things in the weeds too
River’s mouth area
I shot some photos and made some video clips of the seals.
Federal low says I can go on the river anywhere I want so that sign wasn’t a legal thing, so it’s just as well I couldn’t read it as I did go on down past there.
The wind blow me fairly close to the seals once when I was concentrating on making a video and these seal people up on the overlook started shouting for me to get away and waving me away with their arms. Of course that caused some of the seals to bolt. I know my seal rules and know how close I can get to satisfy the law.
Anyway I didn’t leave just because they said to. Their hearts are in the right place but they go overboard. The seal colony is a matured one and doesn’t’ need protecting and like I said they scare the seals more than anyone, shouting as they do.
Shooting video clips
Big orange ball
After I got all the video clips I thought I needed, I headed on back when I saw this guy with the big orange ball. I stopped to ask him what the heck that was for. It turned out some state park life guards were trying out for a swim test. They were all done so he was headed in with the big ball.
I went over and shot some more video of the white pelicans but the camera’s battery was dying so those didn’t come out.
There were two state park police at the boat ramp so I stopped to chat with them as I know a lot of the park guys now. I didn’t mention the run in with the seal people. They were in the park when we had the forest fire there a couple years ago so we had a lot to talk about.
Once home I worked at putting the video clips together to make this video of todays action.