Thursday January 1, 2015 Jenner CA.
It was just at freezing this morning when I got up. I knew it was warmer down at the river, so off I went.
About five minutes later, I saw a wake coming towards me in the calm water. It turned out to be about a thirty inch steelhead headed up the river to spawn. I took a pictures of it, as best I could, but it’s hard to see. That little white spot a few feet out from the paddle. The eagle would have liked to see that one, as it was in the swallows and likely within striking distance for the eagle.
After awhile, I headed back down the river on that side looking for birds along the shoreline.
The deer on the rock
And the Sea lion
Not far past them, this sea lion popped up in front of me, then dived down and I saw a big wake headed my way, right towards me. As I watched the wake come at me, I was wondering if it was going to do something I might not like, but it just passed right under me and disappeared.
From what I saw today, I think the steelhead are on the run up the river.
Open mouth area
The little wind there was earlier died down to a breeze as I headed for the open mouth area.
I finally got tired and headed back for the day.
When I got back to the boat ramp the parking lot was full of cars. Seems lots of people were out and about today, enjoying the first day of the year in the sun.
I pulled my boat out and went on home and planned to do some chores.
Fixed the car heater blower
First off was fix the heater blower fan on my car. I had planned to hook the fan stuff up to my head light circuit to get some power as the power for it was gone on the wire that was supposed to supply it and I couldn’t trace it to find the cause. But I was thinking that might not be a good idea as if the blower blow a fuse, I might get caught in the dark on some highway without lights, so I found another spot, the windshield wiper motor.
I hooked that up and it worked so now I have some heat in my car for these colder mornings.
I did a couple other small chores and then quit for the day.
A good way to start off the new year.
Happy new year.