Tuesday October 21, 2014 Jenner CA.
The river Mouth should get breached on Wednesday
I saw Ray’s truck in the parking lot as I put my boat in the water. I could see him headed down towards the river’s mouth, so I headed on down that way and joined him at the closed mouth area. The ocean was just coming off high tide and was real rough as waves broke over the sand bar into the river.
Breach notice posted
Ray said he saw the posting on the door of the visitor center that they were going to open the river’s mouth tomorrow, Wednesday. Only little problem was they said they’d open it on Thursday, the 22. Thursday is the 23. Since they usually post the opening of the mouth the day before, I assume they meant Wednesday?
So, tomorrow, they’ll try to open it up, but it has to be safe to do so, meaning all those waves breaking over the sand bar need to stop for it to happen.
By the time we came off the island the wind had picked up a little more and the ocean seemed to be getting rougher as we could hear all the noise of the waves crashing ashore.
Penny Island walk
We paddled up the back channel of Penny island to the east end where we decided there was just enough room, barely, to get our boats out of the water so we could go to shore for a walk. Most of Penny Island is under water, except for where the houses were.
We walked down the trail until we ran into water and that’s as far as we could go, so we headed on back.
Since the wind was up, the waves were up too as we paddled across to the take out. I took one of the waves over the side which got my pants all wet. Looked like I wet my pants. That’s boating.
A bunch of wood had drifted into the boat ramp, so Ray went in first and moved some of the wood out of the way so I could make an easy landing. You have to land and quickly get out of your boat before a wave comes over the side. I made it.
I went on home for the day and hit the nap area for another nice day on the water.