Friday October 30, 2015 Jenner CA.
The sun was out and the wind was down to a stiff breeze this morning as I put my boat in the water and paddled across to the upper end of Penny Island where I sat here in this spot just enjoying the day, looking up river.
I paddled on up and over to the north side of the river to see what birds might be resting in this spot. There were a couple turkey vultures just sitting there. I thought they were just resting and didn’t think they had something to eat, until this crow flew over and picked something up in it’s beak, which you can see in the picture. The vultures must have been full of whatever it was they were eating.
I worked my way up to the bridge, then started on back down the other side of the river taking my time paddling along at a slow pace, stopping here and there.
River’s mouth is closed
I hung around the mouth area for a spell. The wind stayed down today which makes for a real good day.
Water level is rising
I paddled back over to Penny Island and went on down the north side headed back to the boat ramp where I had a look at the water level gage at the visitor center. Almost eight feet, it raised up about six inches since yesterday. The water agency should breech the sand dam at the river’s mouth, opening up the river to the ocean, when it gets to nine feet, which should be in a couple days or so if the river keeps rising at it’s current rate.
I put the boat on the car and drove on home for a nap.
Old bridge needs repairs
After a bit, I went out in the yard and did some puttering around. One of the things I did was prune back a lot of the blackberry vines around an old bridge that goes over to my brother’s house. I need to do some repairs on it before winter. A lot of the boards are rotting out under it, on it’s bulkhead that the bridge is placed on, so I need to figure out a way to prop it all up to keep the creek from washing it all out. I’ve got some ideas for that.
The rest of the day, I just sat around the yard and enjoyed the nice evening.
That was my day for a nice one.