It Looks Like the River Jetty is Falling Apart

Monday March 31, 2014 Jenner CA.

And a rainy day at home

The weather guy said a storm was coming in this morning and he was right. Just before I was ready to hop out of bed it started to rain, so I stayed in bed for another hour or so listening to the rain.

It was still raining when I got up this morning and shortly after that, some thunder rolled through the hills and valleys around here. We don’t get much lightning and thunder around here usually, but when it does, it’s usually a spectacular show. It’s mostly the thunder that puts on the show, as it rolls up the valleys, spreading into each one as it passes, then it reverberates back on itself repeatedly until it finally dies out.

I did some cooking

With all the rain I could see it was going to be a stay at home day. Good day to do some cooking and some house cleaning. I got some cooking done, cookies and coleslaw. Then Steve came by and visited and no house cleaning got done, which isn’t my favorite thing to do anyway.

The last couple of days, I’ve noticed something going on with the Russian River mouth jetty. I was looking at it the other day and I thought, has the end of the jetty fallen off?

I thought maybe it had, but I really didn’t remember what it looked like a year or two ago, but that’s one nice thing about taking pictures to do a blog. I have records as in pictures.

So, I started digging in my old pictures and found some evidence that it certainly had fallen apart a bit.

This is a picture of the top of the jetty taken  on October 2013 looking off the end of it. Note there are some big cracks in the cement. Interesting enough, this is the only time I’ve ever gotten out of my boat and climbed up on the jetty. I usually leave that to the tourists. :O)jettyoct2013


The jetty two years ago

Here we have Ken in his kayak in a picture taken in October 2012 of the end of the jetty. Note the last block is almost as long as the block before it and it’s almost toughing the big rock at the end of the jetty.jettyoctt2012


We’ll zero in a bit for you guys with bad eyes.jettyoctober2012


The jetty one year ago

Here we have a picture of the jetty taken in September of 2013 and you can see that it’s starting to fall apart. It’s cracked up and starting to fall apart in this picture.jettysept2013


And the jetty now

And this is what it looks like in March of 2014 or now. Note the end piece has fallen away and the end is quite a ways back from the big rock at the end.jettymar2013


Here is a little closer picture of the cracked up jetty cement. Look how short the piece is now, compared to the block next to it. Those are harbor seals on the sand in front.jettymarch2014


The fact the jetty is falling apart doesn’t mean much except the jetty is falling apart. Just goes to show how powerful the ocean can be in this area. The jetty was built a long time ago and never was finished or did what it was intended to do, which was to provide an open channel for boats to come and go into the river’s estuary. Personally, I’m glad it didn’t’ work out or I would be kayaking in a boat harbor, yuck. :O)

That’s pretty much it for my day, sitting around the house taking it easy.

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