Sunday June 29, 2014 Jenner CA.
Tapping another spring for water
My intentions this morning were to go up the hill and tap another spring for water. This one already had a tap, but there was a lot of water getting around the previous tap done several years ago.
I then put a lot of rocks in the hole in front of the clay dam around the drain pipe to help to seal it in. I will likely put a layer of blue clay over these rocks to seal it up after I’m sure it’s all working properly.
I then piped this spring into the main pipe that goes to the main tanks. For now, I’m just letting the water run out onto the ground to give it a chance to clean up after installing this spring. Eventually, I’ll put it all into our main water tanks at the bottom of the hill.
Stopped at my brother’s garden
I checked on some other springs on the way down the hill and then stopped at one of my brother’s gardens. My brother grows and sells under the name of Armstrong Valley farm. I found he had this zucchini patch, so I harvested a few for my dinner.
Break time and off to kayak
I went on home and had a shower to get the mud off of me and had something to eat and then went on down to Jenner to kayak for the rest of the day around three PM.
I saw Steve’s car in the parking lot, but didn’t see him anywhere, so headed down towards the river’s mouth.
A little walk on Penny Island
I decided to go for a little walk on Penny Island instead of going down to the mouth area.
Steve joins me
While I was on the island I heard someone shout. I couldn’t see him, but knew it was Steve. I joined him and we headed up the back channel of Penny Island towards eagle’s landing.
A surprise at eagle’s landing
Rat nest beach is as far as I want to go
Steve wanted to continue on up the river, but I was already bushed from the spring work. I said, ok, I’ll go up as far as rat nest beach, so we headed on up to that, which wasn’t very far.
Headed for the river’s mouth for sunset
It was getting late, the sun was going down soon. We paddled on down to the river’s mouth area to check out the sunset. The ocean was real rough and making a lot of noise as it pounded on the beach.
We stayed down at the end of the river until sunset.
We headed on back in for the day a little after the sun set and were off the water just after nine PM.
That was certainly a full day and I’m beat and ready for bed as soon as I get this blog published.