The weather guys said it’d be a low wind day around 2 miles per hour so after being shut in the house for rain yesterday I headed on down to Jenner. As I was driving down I noticed the river was pretty muddy when I went by Monte Rio and it was at Jenner too.
I put the boat in the water. There was almost no one around today which was nice.
Here I’m just leaving the boat ramp and headed over to the island by that big tree across the way.
Headed up river
I had decided to go up the river a short distance first today so I paddled up along the island’s edge.
I crossed over and paddled up along the shoreline to this area I call Eagles Landing. I looked but no eagles were up in the trees today.
Headed down river
I sat in my boat in that spot for a bit then turned my boat down river and headed back towards Penny Island just up ahead with Jenner in the background.
I paddled into this little channel on the upper end of the island and sat around for a bit before continuing on.
Headed to the river’s mouth area
I’m crossing over the river and headed down to the mouth area down there.
Lots of critters
There were lots of birds and harbor seals on the sandy beach by the mouth.
Lots of birds flying around too.
The mouth was wide open and it was low tide looking out into the ocean here.
One last look and I left the area.
Nice and more nice
This spot is not far from the mouth. I sat here for a bit as the day was nice and the weather guys were right about the wind which was also nice.
Looking west the sun was on it’s way down.
Headed for the ramp
I’m headed back in first to the island and then to the boat ramp about a half mile or so.
As I got close to the boat ramp this Zodiac pulled in before me and the truck pulled up too. Oh, oh, police. I don’t see them down this way much.
They left the boat there and left so I pulled in and loaded my boat on the car and was on my way home shortly.
Nice winter day
There wasn’t too much daylight left when I got home. I checked on the chickens and went on in the house for a nap and that was my day for a real nice one.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
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