Wednesday January 6, 2016 Jenner CA.
It was raining again this morning and there were thundershowers predicted for the rest of the day, so I donned my rain gear and drove on down to Jenner thinking it would likely be too rainy to kayak.
The rain had stopped by the time I pulled into Jenner. I decided to drive down to the river’s mouth overlook to take a look first.
River looks calm
Looking back up the river from the overlook, the estuary looked nice and calm with very little current as the mouth is sorta plugged up a bit with sand, so it’s backing up the estuary. Part of the plug up is the ocean is real rough and moving large amounts of sand into the mouth area during high tide.
I drove back to the boat ramp and saw John, Ray’s brother’s truck parked in the parking lot, which meant he was out kayaking somewhere.
River is calm
Couldn’t paddle onto Penny Island
I stayed down by the mouth for a half hour or so thinking I was lucky not to have gotten rained on yet, then headed back up the river.
John shows up
Eventually, John went on in for the day and I continued up to the upper end of Penny Island and sat with my buddy the heron for a bit. I’ve been seeing this heron most every day and I think it finally got tired of flying off when it sees me as it’s been hanging close lately and not flying off.
One of those thunder showers came in and dumped heavy rain on me for a couple minutes before it stopped. I think there was a bit of slush mixed in with it too.
I paddled back over to the boat ramp and took my boat out of the water and went on home for the day. I had expected more heavy rain, but I only got a heavy shower or two and it turned out to be a nice day.
Good news from Troy
I was sitting here this evening when the phone rang. It was Sue who used to live up in Troy Oregon that a friend and I used to go up every year and do honey do’s for them. Cutting their firewood and doing repairs on things. She was a great cook so we had a place to stay and we ate well. Her husband who was the one room school teacher died of old age and she moved back to her birthplace in Virginia, I think it was. Troy is in the most north eastern part of the state.
Well, she just moved back to Troy in the Bear’s place which is called Eden. I was blown away by this news. Mr. Brown was known as the Bear and he was. :O)
They have a nice river there called the Grande Ronde which flows a bit faster than the Russian River and is fun to kayak.
I’m looking forward to going back up there and doing some more honey do’s. :O)
That was my day.