Tuesday August 16, 2022 Jenner CA.
The wind was down today and I hadn’t been out for a paddle in quite some time, so today was the day to get on out there.
I drove on down to Jenner where the Russian River flows into the Pacific Ocean.
I put my boat in the water and started to paddle across the river to the other side to figure out which way to go today, up or down river.
As I was paddling across the river I noticed this foam in the water. It meant the ocean was going to high tide and sea water was coming into the river from the ocean. The foam floats on in from the ocean with the water.
After sitting in my boat for a bit by the shoreline I decided to head on down the river towards the ocean.
Vultures clean things up
River’s mouth is up ahead
I hung around the mouth area for an hour or so, just watching and enjoying the day.
I stay in the river
There were a lot of birds resting on the shore on the right of the open mouth. The ocean is on the other side of the rocks and sandy area. I stay in the river where it’s safe and I don’t get sea sick.
Eventually I got tired and needed a nap. The ocean tends to do that to you.
So, since the tide was going high, lots of water was flowing in from the ocean, so I just paddled into the current and closed my eyes while the water took me back up the river at a slow pace. I know better than to fall asleep in my boat as the few seconds on waking up can be a bit unsettling until you realize where you are.
Never seen that before
The boat got put on the car top and I drove on home.
Headed out on the dirt bike
Once home and after a short nap I hopped on the dirt bike to ride up into the hills for a ride.