Saturday December 17, 2016 Jenner CA.
Sunny and warm
Today things were a bit different than yesterday. The river was still up and muddy and flowing about half of what it was yesterday, but mostly there was little wind with lots of sunshine.
I parked the car and headed my boat out into the current as my plan was to drift down to check out the river’s mouth area.
I’m headed down to the open mouth area
Almost too big for the grebe
The mouth is open real wide now
I approached the river’s open mouth cautiously as it was open wide, but it was high tide so there should be less current than at low tide. The mouth had opened up about twice what it was before the storm and is going out to the north and on both sides of that big round rock called Haystack.
I spent some time hanging with these harbor seals
After checking that out for a bit, I turned and headed back up the river where I spent some time with these harbor seals. There were about twenty of them in this area doing something, but I know not what.
Paddling up the river
The coyote was after this bird
But no, a coyote walked right in front of me on the shoreline, but I wasn’t ready and didn’t get a pic of it. It was a nice big one though.
From there I crossed over the river to the boat ramp, much easier than yesterday. I got the boat on the car and drove on back to Monte Rio to check it out.
Stopped at Monte Rio an chatted with the fire chief
As I was looking down here where the boat ramp is under water, the local fire chief and rescue guy, Steve, drove up in his truck to check out the river and asked if I was putting in. I chatted with him a bit. He said he was on the water yesterday picking up a kayak a guy lost in Guerneville yesterday when his boat tipped over. The kayak had made it down below Monte Rio before they caught up to it.
I continued on home.
It takes a real windy day like yesterday to really appreciate a nice day like today.