Tuesday April 15, 2014 Jenner CA.
Paddling around the Jenner area
When I pulled into Jenner today to Kayak, Ray was already across the river in his boat, so I put in and caught up with him. He wanted to go down to the river’s mouth area, so that is where we headed.
The sun was out with a low wind and it looked like it was going to be a real nice day, which it was.
It was just going on high tide as we got there. See the foam from the ocean, where the ocean water is diving under the fresh river water, as it comes into the river’s mouth.
Turkey vultures are the sign of life and…………….death
Ray pops up with those vultures are eating a pup. I say, where. Right in front of me, of course, I was too busy getting some pics to notice.
Now, a good sign a harbor seal is having a pup is when some turkey vultures land by a seal that is by itself. They know that there will soon be an afterbirth, so they land and wait.
But sometimes there is more, when a pup doesn’t make it through the birth, such as this one.
A sea lion fin
A little walk on Penny Island
We spent a good deal of time down at the river’s mouth, and then headed on up the back side of Penny Island.
After our little walk, we got back in our boats and continued on up the back channel of Penny island.
There were a pair of merganser ducks I went by that didn’t fly away, so I was able to get a close-up real good picture of them. The male is on the left and usually it’s eyes don’t come out in the dark head. These ducks are real good at fishing and fun to watch when they are fishing.
As we came out of the island back channel Ray and I went on in for the day.
A little yard work
I went on home and did some puttering around in the yard for the rest of the day.
I dug up some more of the daffodils that are in my way of the ditch I’m digging. I will have plenty of daffodils to separate and replant in the ditch after I dig it, which should look very nice in the spring when they come up again.
After that, I just sat around enjoying the evening until it started to get dark and that was it for another nice day.