Sun’s Out, Wind’s Down with Lots of Birds In the Estuary

Tuesday November 14, 2017 Jenner CA.

Need a yak

It’s been awhile since I last was on the river in my kayak so today I was determined to go down for a yak.

I arrived at Jenner this morning with low wind and the sun was out.

Is the mouth open or closed

I got the boat in the water and crossed over the river to Penny Island and decided to go down river towards the river’s mouth as I wasn’t sure if it was open or closed.

Here’s my first stop heading down river along the island.river1


I go a little ways then pull in to stop and watch working my way down along Penny Island about a half mile or so.river2


Third stop. You can see the ocean is a bit rough.river3


River’s mouth is open

See what I mean. The ocean waves are breaking over the jetty rocks and you can see the open river’s mouth.mouth4


Fourth stop along the island.river5


And my fifth stop at the island’s bottom end, just before I started across to the open river’s mouth area.river6


Lone otter

As I was crossing this otter swim by and was hunting near the bottom end of the island.otter7


There were some harbor seals watching there too.seal8



This picture shows the overlook above the river’s mouth area on highway one just north of Jenner just so you know where it is.overlook9


A closer look of the overlook.overlook2


Plenty of birds around today

There were lots of birds resting down by the mouth. Here’s just a few of them. Pelicans and seagulls.pels10


This picture shows some of the birds resting by the open river’s mouth.birds11


And a few more of those resting birds.birds12


Looking out the river’s open mouth

Here’s I’m looking out the open river’s mouth into the Pacific ocean. The wave will break down before it hits all the birds.mouth13


A bit closer shot of the open mouth.mouth14


Paddling back up the river

I  hung around the mouth area for about an hour watching things before turning back up the river paddling along the side of Penny Island. You can see the wind is down.jenner15


I paddled into this little channel on the upper end of Penny Island and sat for awhile.channel16


Eventually I headed on in for the day and went on home for a nap and that was pretty much it for me today.

Nice day.

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2 Responses to Sun’s Out, Wind’s Down with Lots of Birds In the Estuary

  1. George Yates says:

    What a fun day you and the river so nice and calm. Love your pictures.

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    Looks like you were right. A perfect day for a yak.
    Love how the birds just sit there when the waves roll in.

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