Tsunami Warning But I Kayak Anyway

Saturday January 15, 2022 Jenner CA.

Tsunami warning

I’d decided to go kayaking down at Jenner today, but when I got up I saw a tsunami warning for our area, so I checked it out on the news and it was only supposed to rise about a foot in our area, so no worries.

Overlook

But to play it safe I drove on down to the river’s mouth overlook to see for myself

I arrived at the overlook, looking north.overlook

 

Looking south at the river and ocean, looking good.river2

 

Ocean view

And looking out the river’s mouth. The ocean seemed a bit rough but other than that it looked about normal.ocean1

 

Harbor seals resting on the sand down there.seals3

 

Putting in

I went back to the Jenner boat ramp and got my boat in the water and parked the car. Being Saturday I had a hard time finding some parking, so I used the place I use when things are busy that no one else uses and parked the car.

Penny Island

I paddled across the river to the edge of Penny Island and headed down river towards the ocean but stopped here for a bit to have a look around.reeds4

 

Lots of birds

And then I moved down to this spot at the lower end of the island and had a look. Lots of gulls were on the water and in the air as these guys spooked them into the air.birds5

 

River’s mouth

As I arrived at the river’s mouth, waves were breaking over the rocks and lots of birds were resting on the sandy beach.mouth6

 

Lots more birds

See lots of birds resting here by the jetty.gulls7

 

More birds resting on the sands as waves broke behind them in the ocean.rock8

 

Another big wave breaks on the rocks as I watched fr0m a safe distance.waves9

 

Haystack Rock

The seals watched me as I paddled on by but didn’t seem to mind my presence too much. That’s Haystack Rock there and you can see why it’s called Haystack.seals10

 

End of the river

I paddled on by the open mouth and to the end of the river where there was lots of wooden debris on the water that was too thick to paddle through.debris11

 

Town of Jenner

I hung around there watching stuff for a bit then headed back up the river and up the island back channel where I pulled into the Slot where I sat for a bit taking it easy, looking across the island at the town of Jenner.jenner12

 

Resting spot

And  paddled into this little channel at the upper end of the island where I sat for a bit.channel12

 

Form there I headed on in to the boat ramp and loaded up and went on home for the day.

Pruning a prune tree

Once home I still had about an hour of daylight so I pruned this prune tree. It was small so it didn’t take long.prune13

 

After that I did some chair hopping watching the chickens until the night chill started to come in and in the house I went.

Nice day.

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1 Response to Tsunami Warning But I Kayak Anyway

  1. Barb in Florida says:

    Great photos today, Bob! Hard to pick a favorite.
    Loved the waves breaking behind the birds.

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