Thursday November 21, 2019 Jenner CA.
Need a paddle and is the mouth closed
I hadn’t been kayaking in a about a week. The wind was supposed to be down so I headed on down to Jenner just before noon today.
I put my boat in the water at the Jenner boat ramp and paddled across the river to Penny Island. I’d already decided to go up river today, a couple miles, so I headed that way.
Is the mouth closed
I was surprised to see water was in the little channel on the upper end of the island as it was going to low tide, but the water wasn’t going down.
The water level being that high usually means the river’s mouth is closed and the water is backing up in the river. I’ll have to check that out before the day is over.
Hey Bob, huh
I was paddling along just after going under the bridge when I thought I heard, hey Bob, but I wasn’t sure so I stopped for a bit but then continued on and heard it again. I looked and looked and eventually I saw a person waving from a house on shore. The person made it down to the dock just down below me. You can see her there on the dock if you look hard.
Chatted with Mary
I paddled on over and it turned out to be Mary a lady I knew who lives down here that I’ve talked with before.
We shot the bull for a half hour or so, until she said she had to check on her new dog, a rat terrier I think she said it was. She said she’s been teaching it to ride on the front of her paddle board.
Paddled into Willow Creek
I continued paddling on up the river another half mile or so to Willow Creek. I’d expected the water level to be too low to paddle into the creek originally but with the water as high as it was I was able to paddle right into it.
Lots of geese
Checking out the river’s mouth
I was still curious what condition the river’s mouth was in, was it closed?
I drove on down to the town’s overlook to have a look.
River’s mouth is closed
Now that my curiosity was satisfied I drove on home.
First a short nap then I puttered in the yard and did a bit of chair hopping. The sun was already down so I was discouraged from doing anything constructive.
Nice day on the Russian River Estuary.