Tuesday January 7, 2014 Jenner CA.
A gorgeous day at the river
When I arrived at Jenner today, it was cloudy, not too cold and the water was flat. No one else was on the water but me as I put my boat in at the launch ramp. It was low tide as I paddled across to Penny Island and on up to Otter’s log. It was so calm and the water so flat, I didn’t have to pull into my normal spots to get out of the weather. I just stopped in the open water whenever I felt like it and took a little break and watched for things.
After awhile I paddled over to Paddy’s rock. As I was headed over there the geese took off.
I hung around the Paddy’s rock area for quite a while. Just before I was getting ready to leave and head back down the river I saw this white thing in the trees across the river from me so went over to check it out. Looks to me like a red tailed hawk.
It got nervous with me in the area and flew on off and I headed on down the river.
The sun was breaking though the clouds, making it a real nice day.
Seals on the hunt
Here’s a picture of the wake coming up towards me. Two seals seemed to be chasing a big fish. The big fish was in shallow water and the seals where in a little deeper water paralleling the fish, just waiting until the big fish ran out of shallow water to strike. They went on by me out of sight.
I continued on down the river, around the north side of Penny Island headed for the river’s mouth area.
The river’s mouth is open
I continued on down to the river’s mouth. I saw some foam so went over and sat in it for a while. I like to sit in the foam as the fact that it is piled up there means the water is still, so I can sit in one place for a bit without drifting around.
Lots of harbor seal and sea lion hunting today
The sea lions and seals were actively hunting in the area, but I didn’t see any big fish being eaten while I was down there.
I got to the boat ramp and got out of my boat and all of a sudden there was a lot of racket right near me. Some harbor seals were after steelhead by the shore.
A very nice day kayaking Jenner.