Sunday October 18, 2020 Monte Rio CA.
The day started out lazy
I woke up with a head feeling like it was a lazy day. I fed the chickens and went back in the house for a nap as I just couldn’t get anything going.
I was thinking of going down to the river for an evening paddle at Monte Rio but wasn’t sure if I could pull that off.
A ride and a hike
Around 3 I decided to go for a dirt bike ride up in the hills to do a little hike as I wanted to check an area out.
Off for a yak
That little ride and walk got me some exercise and woke me up a little so about 5 I drove on down to Monte Rio for an evening kayak for a couple hours on the river. The Monte Rio parking lot was packed being a Sunday but I was able to work my way to the boat ramp which wasn’t as busy as the swimming beach.
Down the river
Since the river’s mouth was closed down at Jenner by the ocean the water level gets backed up to this area so the water level was high like a lake.
Just enjoying the river
After about a half hour I started my paddle back up the river towards Monte Rio stopping in this spot for a bit on the way. There’s a lot of duck weed floating on the river right now as it does in the Fall most years.
I heard loud music coming from the swimming beach area under the bridge so I paddled up to see what was going on. Some people were still on the beach enjoying the end of the day as a couple of ducks came by to check me out for food.
That was nice. I pulled my boat out and headed for home stopping at this gas station for gas.
While there I noticed these poles that protect the pumps had been painted a different color since I ran my van side into the one on the right. They were yellow when I did that and I didn’t report my booboo. I’m guessing some other people had problems with those protection poles. The poles are new since they upgraded their pumps a couple months ago. It’s a tight station to get into and sometimes is very crowded and I’ll bet those poles are getting hit often.
The new paint color may help but what it needs is curbs around the poles to keep one’s car off the poles like they used to do in the old days.
Anyway I got the gas and headed on home.
I put the chickens away for the night which means I closed the doors on them to protect them from critters during the night and went on in for the day.
The day didn’t start off so good but it finished well.