Monday January 18, 2016 Jenner CA.
An overcast no rain day
It was overcast as I drove into Jenner this morning. I saw a John’s truck in the parking lot, but never did catch up with him.
I put the boat in the water, parked the car and jumped into my boat and paddled across the river to Penny Island. The tide was going out some and with the recent rains, the current in the river was fairly strong, but without the wind, it was real nice.
I saw John who lives down there over by his house, so I went over and shot the bull with him for a bit.
Checking out the open mouth
I paddled over near the open mouth, but not too close as the river was flowing into the ocean with a bit of current and there was some floating down from the recent rains.
Vulture eating a bone
I was cruising along the north shore of Penny Island when I spied this turkey vulture eating something. It was eating this vertebrate from a deer or a seal. It picked it up as I watched to make sure I didn’t get it. There didn’t look like any meat on it, but it sure was protecting it. This vulture has the bone in his beak.
I left it pecking at the bone and continued up the river. The tide was going out, so the river current was picking up some too. I paddled up on the river’s edge as it’s easier to paddle where there isn’t much current compared to the middle of the river where the current is the strongest.
Eventually I headed on over to the boat ramp and pulled my boat out of the water.
Headed down to the overlook
Instead of going home, I drove on down to the river’s mouth overlook to have a look.
Found my gate broken
From there I headed on home. As I was pulling into my driveway, I noticed my electric gate was not closed as it should be. I got out to inspect it and found that someone had forced it and broken the actuator mechanism and broke two three eights inch bolts off.
I got the tools out and had to drill two new holes and tap them as all the threads were gone in the original holes. I got it back together and then just had to set it’s stops for opening and closing. After fussing with that for a bit, I got it all adjusted properly.
By this time it was starting to sprinkle a bit, so I went on in the house and that was my day.