Friday November 16, 2018 Jenner CA.
Good day for a paddle
I checked the weather at Jenner for the day and it looked like the wind would be down so off I went.
It was hazy with some water vapor and some smoke too from the fire called Camp in California but all in all it looked real good for a nice day paddling around the estuary.
I put the boat in the water and paddled across to the island and headed on up river.
Deer are out grazing
What’s that up ahead
I worked my way slowly up the river to this spot where I was looking at something up along the shoreline. I couldn’t quite make it out. It looked like it might be a big rock that split off the shore, but I couldn’t tell from here so I headed on up to see. I’ve seen big rocks split off before down here.
When the river’s mouth closes up the water level rises and flouts all the old stumps, then the wind can blow them up the river or maybe this one came down the river.
After checking it out I turned and started back down the river.
New fence up the hill
Going down the back channel
It’s not a log and stinks
I pulled in by a log on the shoreline expecting a load clunk as I bumped into the log but there was no bump sound. I pushed the log out a bit with my paddle and looked into two black eye sockets of a dead seal. And then I got it’s smell. Yuck, I paddled away trying to avoid that film on the surface oozing from the dead seal.
Lots of birds
I continued on around the end of the island and up it’s side and crossed over to the boat ramp and went on home for the day.
Chicken grazing pen work
Once home I worked on the chicken grazing pen gates for an hour or so and fed and watered the chickens. I thought about butchering one, but decided to do that tomorrow.
That was my day for a nice one.