Tuesday December 20, 2016 Monte Rio to Jenner CA.
Seems to be a river otter type day
I met John at Monte Rio this morning and we took his truck down to Jenner setting up a shuttle to kayak down to Jenner. We dropped his truck at Jenner and drove back to Monte Rio to the boat ramp. The boat ramp was real muddy from the recent rain water. The water comes up and the mud settles out on the ramp leaving some real snotty mud. John had boots, but not me.
Muddy boat ramp
First of the river otters
The river was still flowing fairly good after the recent rains so we mostly just drifted on down the river at a leisurely pace.
Drifting by the Casini Ranch
What’s that John
Just past Markham pool I spied this thing over on the shoreline. We couldn’t tell what it was so went over to have a look. It was some kind of tube, sorta fiber glassy stuff. We rolled it the water to see if it would float, but it just got stuck there in the mud and luckily John didn’t want it. :O)
Looking for salvage
Part of what we are doing on this trip is salvaging. Looking for stuff that came down the river when the water came up from the recent rains. We did find one kayak, but it was old so we left it. And of course John’s a fisherman, so is always looking for fishing tackle. He picked up a couple nice lures
We were just above the highway one bridge at Bridge Heaven when we spotted four more river otters.
Hey John, let’s move that log
John gives me a good dinner
We loaded the boats in John’s truck and drove back to Monte Rio to retrieve my car. I followed John up to his house so he could give me a half of a crab and a nice fish fillet which I had for dinner. Hummm good.
That was my day.