Looked like a good day to do it, so I did. I drove on down to the river at Jenner around 1 today and put my boat in the water at the ramp. No one else was on the water which always amazes me. The wind was down nicely too.
I was planning to paddle up the river and back but once I had a look, I changed my mind and paddled down river instead, to the right there. I could hear the ocean waves beating against the shoreline, so off I went.
I started paddling down river, leisurely as that’s the way I do it. I could see a bunch of birds up ahead, lots of them.
Lots of birds
These were mostly gulls resting on the end of Penny Island.
And some were in the water bathing and preening after a hard day fishing in the ocean.
From there, I crossed over the river headed down to the river’s mouth area where it flows into the ocean. I could see lots of birds down that way too.
Gulls with a few pelicans mixed in.
A few more brown pelicans. They seem to bunch together. Birds of a feather flock together.
More birds in front of the mouth.
And more birds resting on the sandy beaches.
Every once and awhile, the ocean would pound a big wave up on the old jetty, making some roaring noises, looking out the mouth here.
I spent a couple hours sitting in my boat just watching stuff and enjoying the day.
Then I started heading back going by these birds and around the back side of the island to the right.
I spotted these cows grazing up on the grassy hill tops. The grass is just starting to green up.
I started to paddle by this great blue heron when it spooked and took off in front of me.
I’m headed into the Jenner boat ramp after a nice paddle.
That was a nice paddle. Being near the ocean makes one tired so I went on home and it was nap time.
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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