Sun’s Out, Wind’s Down Must Be a Good Day For a Yak

Friday September 22, 2017 Jenner CA.

Headed down to Jenner

Looks like the wind is going to be down enough to get a yak in today. So I was off to Jenner. The sun was out and the wind was down as I arrived at the boat ramp.

River’s mouth is closed

The estuary water level measured 7 feet at the visitor’s center which meant the river’s mouth was closed.

I put my boat in the water and parked my car.

I paddled across the river to Penny Island.island1


Outa my spot bird

That’s my spot just up ahead, but there’s a great blue heron in it.spot2


I pulled in along side the heron and eventually it got nervous and flew off with a squawk.heron3


Paddling onto the island

Since the water was high I decided to paddle down to the lower end of Penny island and see if I could paddle onto the island there.

So I paddled down along the side of the island headed down river.river4


It looked like the water level might be just high enough for me to paddle onto the island here.island5


I paddled over by this big skull and sat for a bit.stump6


I sat and looked back out of the island towards the ocean.stump7



As I paddled onto the island it opened up for this view of Jenner looking across the island.jenner9


I could see these two ducks resting on that log just in front of me.ducks8


Upper end of the island

Eventually I left that area and paddled up the island’s back channel up to this spot on the upper end of the island. I pulled in for a rest.islandup10


I could see some birds on the opposite shore and on the other side so I paddled up the river a little ways and crossed over so I could paddle down and check them out.

Checking out some birds

You can see some birds just up ahead on the shoreline.geese12


I paddled by these two cormorants that got a little nervous as I went by.cors11


Here’s some of the geese I paddled by.geese13


An egret was with some of the geese.egret14


Headed on in

I went on by all the birds and headed on in towards the boat ramp.jenner15


I got my car and loaded the boat and drove on home for a nap.

Chair hopped

After the nap I went outside. Since I didn’t have any work planned I just puttered around the yard and chair hopped the rest of the day

That was my day for a good one.

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