Tuesday March 23, 2021 Monte Rio CA.
A couple of weeks ago I told Ulrich I’d take him out and show him how to paddle a kayak.
So today he came over to my place around noon and we headed down to Jenner to paddle, but.
He’d never been down to the Jenner overlook at the river’s mouth so we drove down there first so he could have a look where we were going to paddle today.
Jenner boat ramp
We had a look then drove on back to the Jenner boat ramp to launch, but.
At the boat ramp we could see it was a bit windy and there was a rig on in the middle of the boat ramp and the people looked like they were going to be there awhile blocking the ramp so.
Too windy so back to Monte Rio
I said let’s go back to Monte Rio to paddle where there was little wind and we wouldn’t have to deal with the jerks blocking the boat ramp.
Teaching Ulrich the ropes
So we drove back to Monte Rio and put our boats in the water. I gave Ulrich some good pointers on how to get in and out of his boat and how to paddle a kayak before getting into our boats.
He was paying attention and did a good job paddling as we got in our boats and headed down the river at a slow pace taking our time and shooting the bull as we went.
Villa Grande Hole
Paddling back up the river with ease
After some time we went about another half mile down the river before turning around and starting back up the river where I taught Ulrich how to paddle back up the river along it’s edges taking our time and letting the river push us back up the river. There’s technique to going back up the river along it’s edges. He paid attention and was doing well and enjoying the paddle amazed on how easy one could paddle back up the river if you know how.
Monte Rio bridge
Because Ulrich paid good attention to what I had to teach him he had a real good paddle and really enjoyed it.
The days eggs
The day was about over by now so I went on in.