Wednesday September 2, 2015 Jenner CA.
I could see Steve across the river in his boat as I put my boat in the water at Jenner this morning. The sun was out and the wind was down as I paddled across the river to join Steve.
Up to Willow Creek
I wanted to go up river to Willow creek today to see how far I could get into the creek on a high tide. High tide was coming up this afternoon around two, so we might be a bit early if we didn’t take our time getting there.
There were quite a few birds fishing in the water today. We passed by this egret fishing away. It kept it’s eyes on us. You could tell it didn’t’ want to give up it’s spot, so we gave it some room and went around it.
As we paddled along we could see a bunch of cormorants and merganser ducks fishing in the water. By the time we got up near Paddy’s rock, most of the birds fishing in the water were now on the beach resting. Here’s some of those birds, cormorants.
We arrived at the creek too early for the tide, so we didn’t get back into the creek very far before the water got too shallow and we were blocked by tree limbs overhanging the creek. We could of waited for the tide to rise, but we didn’t.
We sat for a spell in Willow creek in a part where the wind wasn’t blowing too much, but we could see it had picked up considerable while we were stopped here.
We paddled back out to the river through some strong winds. Once we were back to the river, the wind was a bit less. Meg, a reader says Willow Creek can be a real windy place and I sure agree with her on that one.
That was pretty much my day as when I got home I didn’t do much except take it easy.