Tsunami Warning But I Kayak Anyway

Saturday January 15, 2022 Jenner CA.

Tsunami warning

I’d decided to go kayaking down at Jenner today, but when I got up I saw a tsunami warning for our area, so I checked it out on the news and it was only supposed to rise about a foot in our area, so no worries.


But to play it safe I drove on down to the river’s mouth overlook to see for myself

I arrived at the overlook, looking north.overlook


Looking south at the river and ocean, looking good.river2


Ocean view

And looking out the river’s mouth. The ocean seemed a bit rough but other than that it looked about normal.ocean1


Harbor seals resting on the sand down there.seals3


Putting in

I went back to the Jenner boat ramp and got my boat in the water and parked the car. Being Saturday I had a hard time finding some parking, so I used the place I use when things are busy that no one else uses and parked the car.

Penny Island

I paddled across the river to the edge of Penny Island and headed down river towards the ocean but stopped here for a bit to have a look around.reeds4


Lots of birds

And then I moved down to this spot at the lower end of the island and had a look. Lots of gulls were on the water and in the air as these guys spooked them into the air.birds5


River’s mouth

As I arrived at the river’s mouth, waves were breaking over the rocks and lots of birds were resting on the sandy beach.mouth6


Lots more birds

See lots of birds resting here by the jetty.gulls7


More birds resting on the sands as waves broke behind them in the ocean.rock8


Another big wave breaks on the rocks as I watched fr0m a safe distance.waves9


Haystack Rock

The seals watched me as I paddled on by but didn’t seem to mind my presence too much. That’s Haystack Rock there and you can see why it’s called Haystack.seals10


End of the river

I paddled on by the open mouth and to the end of the river where there was lots of wooden debris on the water that was too thick to paddle through.debris11


Town of Jenner

I hung around there watching stuff for a bit then headed back up the river and up the island back channel where I pulled into the Slot where I sat for a bit taking it easy, looking across the island at the town of Jenner.jenner12


Resting spot

And  paddled into this little channel at the upper end of the island where I sat for a bit.channel12


Form there I headed on in to the boat ramp and loaded up and went on home for the day.

Pruning a prune tree

Once home I still had about an hour of daylight so I pruned this prune tree. It was small so it didn’t take long.prune13


After that I did some chair hopping watching the chickens until the night chill started to come in and in the house I went.

Nice day.

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One Response to Tsunami Warning But I Kayak Anyway

  1. Barb in Florida says:

    Great photos today, Bob! Hard to pick a favorite.
    Loved the waves breaking behind the birds.

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