No Drizzle at Jenner Today

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013, Jenner, CA.

It was nice at Jenner today

I got up this morning and I was planning on going down to Jenner to kayak. I put my stuff in the car and went back to lock the front door and it started to shower, so I decided not to go yet.

Showers and drizzles at my house.

It was still showering and drizzling around 1:30 in the afternoon. Sometimes it rains here because of the coast mountains, and sometimes when it does, it doesn’t rain at the ocean, so I decided to go down to Jenner and take my chances. I got my rain pants on and got down there around two pm. It looked good as as I was driving down there. The road was mostly dry as I approached the Jenner area. When I got to Jenner, it was just a few drops and the wind was down, so I put the boat in the water and headed across the river to Penny Island.

Conditions were real good at Jenner today.

The water was mostly flat and there was just a light breeze,conditions were good.

Below you can see what it looked like, looking back toward Jenner, as I crossed the river to Penny Island.



A pair of mallard ducks greeted me as I approached the island, as you can see in the picture below.



I crossed over the river and continued up the south side to the Eagles landing area, where I took it easy for awhile and enjoyed the day.

A few hundred cormorants joined me across the river.

While I was sitting there in my boat, a bunch of cormorants came in from the ocean and settled across the river from me. About a hundred of them continued up the river. I estimated that there were about three hundred of them that landed across the river from me as you can see in the picture below.



After spending some time up river, I headed back down the river, taking the channel on the backside of Penny Island. On the west end of the island, there was an osprey sitting on a branch, just looking around.



I continued down to the river’s mouth, where I spent an hour or so checking out the birds and seals.

An osprey surprised me as I was taking a picture of a goose.

There was this big ol goose across the river from me that I was taking a picture of when this osprey splashed down right beside it in the water, which I caught on camera, just after it hit, as you can see in the picture below. It was a miss, it didn’t catch anything and was gone in an instant.


I stayed down there for an hour or so, then worked my way slowly back to the visitor’s center where I took my boat out about seven pm.

I took a chance on it not raining in Jenner and won. It was a real nice day.

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