Sunday November 10, 2013 Monte Rio, CA.
Some Birds along the river
I started the day taking the exhaust pipe off my van that I tried to fix yesterday. I’ve decided to go to Santa Rosa tomorrow and get a new one made at a muffler shop as the old one just doesn’t seem to want to seal correctly. I thought there was something wrong with the pipe a long time ago, but now I know for sure.
My back is still causing me some troubles. I’ve been using cold packs on it. The cold packs seems to help quite a bit, but the side effect is it’s making me feel cold. Sitting on a cold pack for a half hour several times a day, adds up.
Some sun was in order
So today, I decided I wanted some sun for sure, so I went down to Monte Rio to kayak, as it’s usually warmer than Jenner.
Around noon I put my boat in the water and headed down stream at a very leisurely pace. I wasn’t planning to go far today, only down to the Villa Grande Hole and back, so there was no hurry, not that I hurry much anyway.
I could tell by the water level at the boat ramp that the river’s mouth is still open.
Heading up the river some more, I ran into some more mallard ducks. This one is a male mallard duck, who came over to check me out. Monte Rio is good to ducks, so they are more friendly in this area and don’t fly away.
Even though it was a fairly nice day, I just couldn’t seem to get warm, so I was off the water and went on home where I got my woodstove fired up and warmed the house and me up.
That was pretty much my day.