Monday June 13, 2016 Jenner CA.
The wind was supposed to come up today
The weather guys said the wind was going to come up today. When I arrived in Jenner the wind was down and the sun was out for a real nice looking day.
I put my boat in the water and paddled across to Penny Island where I decided to go down to the river’s open mouth to have a look around before the wind came up.
Headed to the open mouth area
Seal watch people blowing whistles and shouting
I pulled into this spot just in front of the open mouth and stayed my legal distance from the harbor seals so as not to harass them and was peacefully watching away when I heard a whistle from up on the overlook. About a second before the whistle blew, some of the seals spooked, but not from me. I ignored it as I wasn’t doing anything I shouldn’t, but they were doing what they are so called trying to prevent, scaring the seals.
A few minutes later, the seals spooked again just before the whistle blew again and this time it was followed by a shout that I should get out of there away from the seals. Now I was a bit perturbed as who ever was up on the overlook blowing the whistle and shouting was annoying the seals and me. I turned my head and shouted back as quietly as I could that they were scaring the seals. At least that shut them up. I didn’t leave the area as I was a bit put out by this annoyance.
I’ve heard that the seals can’t hear the whistle they use, but what they don’t understand is the seals are aware of everything’s body language around them. So when the seal watch people get uppity, which they usually are, it scares the seals. The people don’t even have to shout. Now the problem with the seal watch people is they are almost always uppity, not relaxed and peaceful like I am. Actually, because I’m down kayaking the estuary almost everyday now for over eight years, the seals know me pretty well and don’t spook much unless the seal watch people are around in their uppity state.
I stayed and the whistle didn’t blow any more.
Headed back up the river
The white pelicans have returned
Thinking of berries
The wind was up now
By now the wind had come up to about 25 miles an hour, so I headed on in for the day and took my boat out of the water.
John and Ken get the garbage can
John who lived down there and picks up a lot of trash in the area showed up at the ramp so I shoot the bull with him a bit. He said him and Ken were able to find the brown plastic garbage can Patti had informed them about that was laying in the river up past Paddy’s rock. He said they also pulled out nine car tires that day. Good work and thanks.
Helping Charlie and his Mom
On the way home I decided to stop in and visit Charlie and his Mom in Monte Rio. Charlie always has stuff for me to do to help him out. We looked at two of his computers he was having trouble with and I helped him start the return to factory recovery on them, then went to his Mom’s house and figured out why a bunch of wall plugs weren’t working. That was an easy fix. I just hooked up some of the wires on one of the plugs and it all started working, so everyone was happy and I left.
They finally got the new tractor belt in
I stopped at the parts place in Monte Rio to see if they had the tractor belt I ordered and was having trouble getting. They finally figured out how to order it and had it.
I continued on home for a short nap.
After that, I went outside and installed the fan belt and it fit, so that was good. I test drove the tractor around the yard to make sure it was working ok and discovered the throttle lever was drifting down, so I had a look at that and found the friction washer was broken and needed to be replaced so we need to get one of those.
The rest of the day I spent doing mostly nothing for another good day.