Monday July 1, 2019 Fort Bragg CA.
Yakking the Noyo Harbor
The plan today was to drive up to Fort Bragg Ca. which is a couple hours driving and go to the South boat ramp on the Noyo River and yak for a few hours in the evening checking out the fishing boat area in the harbor.
Ramp put in
Main harbor area
I slowly made my way through the area checking things out. Not much fishing today as the ocean is rough and it’s Monday so some boats are going out but not much coming in yet.
Fast boat and looks a bit armored
Highway 1 bridge
I paddled out under the bridge and looked around and sat in my boat watching things then turned and started back. I never go out into the ocean as I don’t have to right clothes for that as a wet suit or dry suit is needed for safety. Stay in the river and things stay safe.
Boat parking area
Back to the boat ramp
Enjoying the evening
I pulled my boat out of the water than parked the old van along side of the water and made some coffee and sat and enjoyed the evening on the harbor for a bit.
He looks like a bum but isn’t
While I was sitting there an old bum came by and said nice van. You can’t tell people by looking at them. Turned out he wasn’t a bum, but an old guy that was a local and had had a stroke not long ago. He’d started fishing here when he was 15. We shot the bull until one of his buddies came by and he took off.
Night spot at Russian Gulch
I needed a place to park the van for the night so I drove south about a half hour to a place called Russian Gulch and was able to find a nice quiet spot for the night. You can just barely see the ocean out there and it’s a bit windy too, but still nice.
That was it for me today for a nice day on the Noyo River in the harbor.