Monday May 11, 2015 Jenner CA.
It was windy as I put my boat in at Jenner this morning
Biologists were out in force
As I was putting my boat in the water a bunch of biologists were just pulling into the boat ramp with two boats. They said one of their motors was acting up, so they had to call it quits for the day. I think they were out collecting samples for the first time this year, so things need to be woken up from sitting around all winter.
Anyway, the wind was blowing about twenty miles an hour as I put my boat in the water and headed across to Penny Island where I was wondering if it was a good thing to have put in today or not?
Headed up the river
I decided to paddle up the river a ways and maybe the wind was less? I headed on up the side and past this great blue heron successfully catching small fish along the shoreline. The heron was getting lot so little fish, but with the wind blowing the water around and me, I had a hard time keeping my camera pointed at anything for any time.
Headed to Swamp rock trailhead
I paddled on up to eagle’s landing about a half mile up the river and decided the wind was going to blow today. After a short time, I decided to go back down the river to swamp rock trailhead and eat a few black berries, if I could find any ripe ones, so I put ashore here to look for berries..
Wild black berries
I looked around for about a half hour looking for and eating a few berries.
Great white egret fishing
With the wind blowing as hard as it was, I was getting plenty of exercise paddling back to the ramp against it and felt like I got enough exercise for the day as I pulled my boat out and went on home.
No time for a nap
I would of liked a nap, but needed to go to the big hardware store in the city, Santa Rosa, to get some more stuff for yard projects, so jumped back in the car and headed on over that way and did my shopping and returned home again.
That was my day.