Saturday December 14, 2013 Monte Rio CA.
My plan was to do the van mechanicing today, but
I was hoping it would be a little warmer today to put the new exhaust manifold on my van. Ok, so it was a little warmer, but when I looked outside this morning, it was all white with frost, so that didn’t look too encouraging.
Marty and Patti came by for a visit around eleven AM and we sat around and shot the bull for a while.
When they left, a little after noon, the sun was just starting to come out from behind a big redwood tree and just starting to shine on my van. Ok, I’ll work on it tomorrow.
Today, I might as well go down to Monte Rio for a little kayaking. I got down there around 1PM and put my boat in the water. On the way down from Guerneville, I noticed quite a few fishermen type cars and trucks parked along the highway for a nice day of fishing.
I wasn’t planning to go far today, as it was already a bit late and the sun was only going to stay up high enough to shine onto the river for a couple hours or so.
The river was nice and flat and the water level here indicated that the river’s mouth was still open.
I made it down to the Villa Grande hole and sat around for awhile before I headed down stream some more. Ok, I’ll just go a little ways, down to the Sheraton beach area, which was only about a half mile down below the Villa Grande Hole.
I made it down to the Sheraton beach area and this is as far as I went today. I sat in this area for a bit then headed back up the river to stay in the sun.
The sun was still out nice when I returned to the Villa Grande Hole, so I sat around and enjoyed it for awhile.
From here, the sun was already behind the hill as I paddled up to Monte Rio.
It was about 3:30 PM when I got home and the sun was already down behind the mountain to the west, but I wanted to at least drain some water out of the van radiator so I’d be ready to work on it tomorrow morning in the cold.
I drained the radiator enough to do the work I needed to do to put the new exhaust manifold on tomorrow and that was about it for the day.
The rest of the day was mostly a nap while I waited for the house to warm up.
Had a another nice day.