Monday October 14, 2013 Jenner CA.
I headed on down to Jenner to get some photos of the mouth opening operation
I thought if I got to Jenner around eleven this morning I’d be on time to get some pictures of the river’s mouth being open by the Sonoma County Water Agency, using a big excavator.
I didn’t see any equipment on the beach
As I approached Jenner, I pulled over and looked down towards the river’s mouth. I didn’t see any action down there, what?
Some friends were there to see the opening so I shot the bull with them for a bit, then went over and talked with a biologist lady that was there in her car. She was there for the seals and she said they had to cancel the opening because they didn’t get all their paper work done properly. There are a whole bunch of agencies that have to be consulted with in order for the mouth to be opened. She said it should happen tomorrow. I talked with her about a lot of stuff about the river and went back over and shot the bull some more with the guys.
We decided we might as well go kayaking so we went to the launch ramp and put our boats in the water and headed on down towards the river’s mouth.
From there we paddled back to Penny Island and kayaked onto it where the water is flooding it on the west end, just looking around.
Then we headed up the back side of Penny Island at a leisurely pace to the east end. Ray and John went on home and I went up the river just a bit, where I took a break with these cormorants and that one black harbor seal.
I dallied around for about an hour before going back in and loading up my boat and heading home for the day.
The wind was down today and the sun was out, so another nice day at Jenner.