Tuesday December 5, 2017 Jenner CA.
The first part of the day was windier than I expected
The sun was out as I entered Jenner this morning, but there was a cool wind coming off the ocean.
Overlook at Jenner
I decided to drive on down to the river’s mouth overlook to have a look.
Open river’s mouth
King tide today
Cool breeze off the ocean
Lots of road work in Jenner
The road crew is installing speed indicators to slow down the traffic and caution lights for the new cross walk. They also have protection plastic up to install a guard rail there to keep people from driving off the road and into the river. For some reason people keep driving off the road and into the river in this spot. The river is about twenty feet deep here. It’s dark down there so when a car goes into the river, they are in twenty feet of dark water which isn’t good for ones survival.
After about 45 minutes the wind let up so I started to move up river along the southern bank.
The wind died for a bit
Watched this loon fish
I saw this loon up ahead so I put the boat into a drift to get closer. Putting the boat into a drift means I paddle the boat in the direction of say a critter and then put the paddle down and let the boat drift where it will, moving little as to not spook the critter. A boat put into a drift doesn’t always go where one wants, but the object is to be still and not spook the critter.
The loon was diving repeatedly in front of me. I think it must be able to eat underwater as it was down for long times, but I didn’t see it come up with anything, so I assume it may be able to eat underwater which only some critters can do. Otters need to bring all their food to the surface to consume it, so I can tell what they are eating as compared to harbor seals that can eat underwater so it’s hard to know what they are eating.
I paddled on down the river and stopped here just in front of the boat ramp and took a photo of the open river’s mouth. I see some birds finally did land down there since I was at the overlook earlier.
Barry and I shoot the bull
I loaded my boat on the car and drove on home. I was having a cup of coffee when I saw a motorcycle scoot through my yard so I went out to shoot the bull with my brother Barry.
We talked mostly about motorcycles until the sun went behind the mountains and it got cold, about 55 degrees F.
I went in the house to warm up and that was my day.