Sunday May 11, 2014 Jenner CA.
I always see lots of birds kayaking around Jenner
I decided I wasn’t going to do any more digging today, or mow any grass either as my body is saying I did enough yesterday, so that meant I better get out of here today.
I headed on down to Jenner around ten thirty this morning. There were lots of kayaks on the water today and the wind was picking up a bit, but not too bad yet.
Headed up the river
Since I saw so many kayakers down near the mouth area, I headed up the river towards Paddy’s rock. Before I got to Paddy’s rock, I could see something white on the gravel by Paddy’s rock, but I was across the river and couldn’t quite make out what it was.
What’s on it’s bill
I didn’t notice it right away, but eventually, I realized this pelican had some kind of thing on it’s bill. I haven’t seen anything quite like this, but maybe they sometimes have these things and I just haven’t paid close enough attention? At any rate, this is the first time I’ve noticed something like this on a pelican’s bill.
Went on a little walk
The wind is up now
The wind was starting to pick up some more by now and most of the other kayakers had gone in for the day, except for a few of us.
I paddled across the river to the north side again and started on my way down the river trying to stay out of the wind as much as possible.
Headed for the river’s mouth in the wind
I headed into the wind after I passed the visitor center and headed on down to the river’s mouth area. The wind was really up now so I had to work at paddling a bit, but I finally made it down to the mouth area. With wind like this, it’s hard to take pictures as I have a paddle in one hand that the wind is trying to take and so I have to shoot with one hand while trying to keep waves from coming over the side of the kayak and getting my camera wet.
The river’s mouth is open
With all that wind down there I didn’t stay down at the mouth very long. I turned up the river and let the wind carry me back to the visitor center, which it did rather quickly.
When I got home, a little nap was in order. Then I went out and did a little prepping on my van for a trip I’ll be taking in a couple days and just spent the rest of the day sitting around in my yard enjoying.