Saturday May 2, 2015 Jenner CA.
Truck work first
My brother Mike came over this morning to get some help mounting his truck racks on his truck so we worked on that for an hour or so.
After that, we went for a little walk over to another brothers garden and then I was feeling a bit tired out, so I puttered around the house and yard for most of the rest of the day.
Headed out for an evening kayak
Around six PM, I headed down to Jenner for an evening kayak. There was a bunch of high fog as I drove into Jenner and put my boat in the water.
Sick sea lion
While I was putting my boat in the water, Johnny the kayak rental guy came by and told me about a young sea lion that didn’t seem to be doing too well down river on the way to the mouth.
Young sea lion
I found the young sea lion pretty much where Johnny said it would be. These young ones occasionally come into the estuary when they are sick and not doing too good. Things are a lot more peaceful in the river than out in the ocean.
Mother Nature will do her thing
I’ve learned to let mother nature take her course with wild type critters, so I left it to it’s fate. It didn’t seem to be doing as bad as some of them I’ve seen in the past.
River’s mouth is closed
I paddled over to the closed river’s mouth to have a look. These harbor seals are on the closed part of the mouth, with maybe a foot or so of sand to go before the river breaks over into the ocean again
I took a look at the water level gauge at the visitor center. it reads almost six feet which shows the river is backing up with the closed mouth. It may break open around seven feet, but maybe not, only time will tell.
I pulled my boat out of the water and headed on home for the day.