Sunday July 5, 2015 Jenner CA.
I was going kayaking today, but being a holiday weekend, I wanted to go down to the river later in the afternoon to avoid the crowd at the boat ramp.
Helping a friend
Around noon I went to Monte Rio to visit a friend, Charlie. We shot the bull a lot and I helped him put in a new plug in his wall.
Headed to Jenner
I could see some turkey vultures sitting on a log across the river so I went over to see what they were doing. Seems they were all full from eating on a dead cow not far from them which I left out of the picture so as not to gross you out. :O)
I could see some kind of bird up in the tree ahead preening, so I let the light wind blow me up under it, not moving much as not to spook it. It turned out to be an osprey. I drifted to within about twenty feet of it and watched it preen for about ten minutes before it finally took off and flew away.
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I decided not to go down to the open river’s mouth and paddled around the lower end of Penny Island and headed back to the boat ramp. I was thinking of staying for a sunset, but with the clouds I didn’t think there would be a sunset.
It was easy getting my boat out of the water since most of the people had already gone home for the day.
Getting the van fixed up
I went on home and puttered in the yard a bit, but didn’t get much done. I did do some thinking about what to do about getting some things on my van fixed up, such as the radiator and the electrical system. I need to get the van down to the radiator guy to have him check it out and see if he has any good ideas on how to help make the engine stay cooler as the heating problem has been around since I first created the four wheel drive van.
I need to get these things fixed up so I can go off on some more trips soon.