Monday June 30, 2014 Monte Rio CA.
Marty came by this morning to go kayaking. I asked him where he wanted to go, knowing he’d likely say Monte Rio, so we went on down to Monte Rio to kayak for the day after loading another kayak on my car.
It looked like it was going to be a warm day as we put our boats in the water and headed on down the river at a very leisurely pace, stopping often under trees.
We weren’t moving very fast at all as we worked our way down the river. We stopped and sat a lot and saw a lot of bird life moving around us.
Villa Grande Hole
We sat at the Villa Grande hole for awhile, then moved on down to the bottom side of the hole and sat under the trees and shot the bull.
This little mallard duck came by and swam right up to us, paddled around our boats a few times and hung around for awhile, like it was our buddy. I quacked a few times at it, as that’s what you do kayaking around ducks.
That was as far down the river we went and after a good break there under the trees, we started back up the river towards Monte Rio, still at a leisurely pace, but not stopping as often.
We passed these preening young mallard ducks that didn’t seem to mind us going by hardly at all. They just preened away as we passed, rather close too. Monte Rio has a lot of people friendly birds, more so than most other places I’ve been.
And just as we approached the take out ramp, I saw this same green heron over in the trees, still there right near where I saw it earlier today. They catch small fish from the trees and bushes along the river’s edge.
We took our boats off the water around four PM or so and headed on home. I was tired out, so I mostly napped the rest of the day, until just before dark when I went out in the front yard and sat in my chair and just enjoyed the evening until a bit after it got dark on me.
That’s it for another day on the Russian River kayaking.