Monday June 6, 2016 Jenner CA.
Off to kayak Jenner
I was off to kayak Jenner around noon today. On the way, I stopped at the Napa parts place in Monte Rio to see if the belt for the Ford Tractor came in or not. They were remodeling the store when I tried to order it and the computer was down, so the guy said he’d get it as soon as the computers were working again, but with the remodeling mess, he didn’t get it done. I told them to get it ordered and I’d be back in, in a couple days to pick it up and I continued on to Jenner.
Mouth is closed
They usually open the mouth with an excavator when the level hits nine feet.
I sat there for a bit taking it easy and just watching things. I could see a harbor seal over on this redwood log, so eventually, I headed on over that way as I was headed up river and that’s the way I go.
Usually this harbor seal rests on logs up river at a place called Seal haven, but with the river level rising, those logs got flooded, so they come down and use this one.
I was thinking some berries would be good to eat, so I pulled into this spot I don’t usually pull into to have a look. I found a few berries, but mostly it was too flooded because of the high water so I couldn’t go very far and soon gave it up with wet feet.
I crossed over to Penny Island as I was going to go ashore there and look for berries.
I crossed over to the over side of the island and looked for more berries and found a few, then headed back to my boat and put it back in the water.
Couldn’t paddle onto the island
So I paddled on over to have a look, but the water wasn’t quite high enough yet to get through the grasses. It looked like this. Later I’ll be able to paddle over the top of the grasses here and into the island a ways.
I figured there wasn’t much going on down at the mouth area, with it being closed, so decided to head on in for the day.
I loaded my boat and went on home for the day where a nap was in order after which I puttered around in the yard.
Just before dark I uncovered the blue berry patch and Dominique and I picked blueberries until it got too dark. Yum. Dominique is supposed to make me a little pie or something as she is a French Pastry Chef or something like that. :O)
That was pretty much my day for another nice one.