The wind was up a little as I put my boat in the water at Jenner this morning. It was blowing from the south which meant it was blowing down the river instead of it’s usual up the river, but it wasn’t too bad.
I paddled across the river to Penny Island and on down to it’s lower end which looked like this.
I worked my way across to John’s house where I talked with him for a bit. I sat here and talked with John.
John took off to go do some shopping so I worked my way over to the river’s mouth area across here.
River’s mouth is open
I could see the mouth was open and the ocean was rough. There were birds and seals on the beach. It was going to high tide so lots of ocean water was coming into the river.
Ocean waves roll in
Here’s some of the harbor seals resting on the beach as the ocean waves pounded away.
There were mostly seagulls on the beach with a few brown pelicans mixed in too.
Headed up the river
I didn’t stay long today and headed back up the river. I saw something move on the shoreline which turned out to be this killdeer feeding along the water’s edge.
I continued on up the river pulling into this slot on the upper end of Penny Island were I sat for a good spell.
This slot is mostly out of the wind so is a nice place to take it easy for awhile, napping.
After a good rest there in the slot, I continued on up along the river’s south edge along here.
Worked on the landing
I only went a short ways further and landed at Eagle’s Landing where I did some trail work so I can get to shore easier in this spot when the water’s level is high. I spent over an hour working on this, but when I was done it looked like it would work.
I put my boat back in the water and headed back down the river along here.
Stopped by the log
And stopped by this big redwood log for a spell, just sitting and watching.
I was ready to go in for the day, so I headed around the island’s upper end.
And crossed over the river to the boat ramp which looked like this as I crossed over, looking down river towards the ocean.
I pulled up on the boat ramp and got my car and loaded the boat and went on home for the day.
Cool outside at home
It was late in the day and cool outside so I didn’t do much except get some firewood in to warm things up a bit and that was my day.
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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