Friday September 22, 2017 Jenner CA.
Headed down to Jenner
Looks like the wind is going to be down enough to get a yak in today. So I was off to Jenner. The sun was out and the wind was down as I arrived at the boat ramp.
River’s mouth is closed
The estuary water level measured 7 feet at the visitor’s center which meant the river’s mouth was closed.
I put my boat in the water and parked my car.
I paddled across the river to Penny Island.
Outa my spot bird
That’s my spot just up ahead, but there’s a great blue heron in it.
I pulled in along side the heron and eventually it got nervous and flew off with a squawk.
Paddling onto the island
Since the water was high I decided to paddle down to the lower end of Penny island and see if I could paddle onto the island there.
So I paddled down along the side of the island headed down river.
It looked like the water level might be just high enough for me to paddle onto the island here.
I paddled over by this big skull and sat for a bit.
I sat and looked back out of the island towards the ocean.
As I paddled onto the island it opened up for this view of Jenner looking across the island.
I could see these two ducks resting on that log just in front of me.
Upper end of the island
Eventually I left that area and paddled up the island’s back channel up to this spot on the upper end of the island. I pulled in for a rest.
I could see some birds on the opposite shore and on the other side so I paddled up the river a little ways and crossed over so I could paddle down and check them out.
Checking out some birds
You can see some birds just up ahead on the shoreline.
I paddled by these two cormorants that got a little nervous as I went by.
Here’s some of the geese I paddled by.
An egret was with some of the geese.
Headed on in
I went on by all the birds and headed on in towards the boat ramp.
I got my car and loaded the boat and drove on home for a nap.
After the nap I went outside. Since I didn’t have any work planned I just puttered around the yard and chair hopped the rest of the day
That was my day for a good one.