The surf Friday, December 11 was very high with waves as much as 20 feet reported. These high waves pushed more sand up on the beach that is blocking the mouth of the Russian River. Together with the runoff from recent rains resulted in flooding in Jenner.
The river was as high as most everyone could remember. The Visitor Center in Jenner was flooded.
Bob was out there with me and several others to see what the mouth area looked like from a boat. As you can see, the waves outside were impressive. The roar from the larger waves was loud enough that at times it sounded like fighter jets flying overhead.
Waves washed over the bar into the river.
A Great Blue Heron stood along the south shore of Penny Island.
Bob and I hung out together for a good part of the day, taking pictures and talking. Bob’s out here almost every day.
At the bottom of this post is a link to his account and photos of the day.
The river was high enough to flood houses along the shore at Jenner.
This female Kingfisher landed on someone deck and posed for a photo.
Many of the haul outs seals usually use were underwater. This log was still available and these seals and a cormorant rested on it.
Strange to paddle around the launch ramp and into the parking lot to land the kayak.