Wednesday May 7, 2014 Monte Rio CA.
A little shopping first though
Once I got it going this morning I headed to the Home Depot and Wally’s to do some shopping. Then I went over to visit my friend Marty and we shot the bull and looked at a bunch of his jeeping pictures. We also did some planning for a trip up to his cabin in Boonville soon.
I returned home and unloaded the stuff I purchased and had something to eat then went on down to Monte Rio for a late day of kayaking. I arrived just after three PM. Not many people around the river at this time. I put my boat in the water and headed down stream at a leisurely pace stopping along the way. The water was up a bit as the river’s mouth seemed to be closed down at Jenner.
I stopped at the Villa Grande hole for a bit before continuing on down the river towards Sheridan beach.
Steve was fishing at Sheridan
I ran into Steve fishing just below the Sheridan beach. It was a little breezy so we pulled under some trees and shot the bull for a bit, killing time, waiting for it to get later in the evening hoping more fish might come out to take Steve’s hook.
Eventually, the breeze died down
He fished around that area for a bit then we started to head back up the river as he fished.
That crow or another one flew up and landed next to this great blue heron that was getting some of the last sun rays of the day.
Eventually we headed up the river again towards Monte Rio, just before the sun was going to go down in that area. Since the River has turns in it, some areas are in the sun and some are not as we paddled along.
When we got to the Monte Rio area, the sun was still out for just a bit.
We decided to go up under the bridge to take a look up that way.
We were off the water sometime after 8PM for a nice day paddling on the Russian River in Monte Rio.