Thursday November 7, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Russian River Paddle
I hadn’t paddled Monte Rio in awhile so I thought this would be a good day to do it. I planned to paddle down river or rather drift down to Moscow Pool and paddle back up to Monte Rio.
I put my boat in the water. The sun was out and the wind was down.
Seal hoping to catch a salmon
I saw some big splashes up ahead. Salmon were in the river waiting for the rains to come so they can go up river to the creeks to spawn This harbor seal stopped here and the great blue heron flew in just in case some little fish showed up for it to eat.
Villa Grande pool
River otters up ahead
I was still following the otters. There appeared to be about ten or so of them.
I watched this great blue heron fly in just ahead of the otters getting to this spot to take advantage of any little fish they might stir up. I’ve watched the great blue herons move along in the weeds with the otters to feed with them. This is only some of the otters and they kept going and I finally lost them.
I was only going as far as Moscow pool today so I paddled around in it for a bit then turned and started back.
Back up the river
The wind came up a little pushing me up the river which helped a bit.
I went on home for a nap.
After a good nap I went outside to putter around a bit.
A little work
I wanted to start cleaning out this grow pen the chickens use as the frost has killed the grasses in it. I started cutting out the blackberry vines and still have more stuff to take out so I can dig it up and plant it but I didn’t have the energy today to get it done.
Towards evening I mixed up some more rodent control stuff and put it out as last night the rats ate a lot of the Plaster of Paris mixture I’ve been using. I think the stuff is working but I’m not sure yet as the rodents don’t have name tags but so far tonight there hasn’t been much action on the bait so maybe it’s working.
Nice paddle, nice day.