Tuesday June 2, 2015 Jenner CA.
My friend Marty stopped by this morning about ten and we shot the bull for a couple hours, discussing up coming trips and just stuff.
The wind is up
He left just before noon and I headed down to Jenner to kayak for the day. The wind was already up more than the weather guy said it would be. I could see Steve across the river in the little channel at the end of Penny island sitting in his kayak out of the wind. I put my boat in the water and launched into the wind heading across the river to where Steve was sitting in this spot. We sat in this spot for a good hour, shooting the bull and discussing an upcoming trip to the Jarbidge area.
Eventually we paddled into the wind and headed on up the river looking for places to stop out of the wind. The wind was blowing into the shore so it was hard to find spots out of the wind.
Stopped at Muskrat
The wind seemed to be blowing us around a bit most everywhere we tried to get out of it, so we started back down the river going along here. You can see the waves which indicate the wind is up. Cameras don’t take good pictures of the wind.
While paddling along, we heard the sound of a motorboat coming down the river. Turned out to be the fish tracker guys. I think they are tracking fish further up the estuary as I haven’t seen them much in this lower part yet. They were headed back in for the day.
Headed to Penny Island for a walk
Steve said he wanted to go for a walk on Penny Island, so we headed down that way. A walk on Penny Island meant there would be blackberries to be had. The wind seemed to pick up some more as we paddled along. See the white caps out there towards the town of Jenner?
River’s mouth is closed
Town of Jenner
We did find some nice blackberries and consumed what we could get to. There should be a lot more to come later as the season progresses.
Real nice out
We got back in our boats and paddled into the little channel at the end of the island which is out of the wind. We stayed there for a bit as we knew when we started across the windy river we’d be off the river soon and even though it was windy, it was still a real nice day.
Steve gets wet
We crossed over the river getting a few splashes. Steve came onto the boat ramp too slow and got hit by a few waves before he was able to get out of his boat. I made it ok after laughing at Steve getting wet.
We went on home and that was my day.