Friday June 10, 2016 Monte Rio CA.
Trying to get a belt for the tractor
I stopped in at the Napa parts place in Monte Rio this morning to hopefully pick up a fan belt for the Ford tractor I’ve been working on. But they didn’t have it, didn’t even order it yet. I laid into them about it as I’ve given them enough time to get it. Well, it turned out, they’ve just switched everything from Napa parts to CARQUEST parts and can’t figure out how to get things ordered. I gave them a bit of hell for not taking care of it somehow and said figure out how to get it ordered and I’ll stop by again when I come by in a day or two. I wasn’t too happy about how they handled that, but I’ll give them a change to get it together.
Kayaking at Monte Rio
Mayflies are hatching out
I saw this great blue heron up in the tree preening itself. There was a cloud of mayflies up in the air I had to shot through, so that’s what the little white things are. None of the mayflies were a bother to me. As a matter of fact we have very few bugs that bother us in this area. Nice.
Moscow hole trouble
I paddled on down to the Casini riffle and sat for a bit. When I started back up the river I saw this black crowned night heron sitting on this branch. I noticed it’s leg was banded. I can make out 142 on it’s leg band.
I continued to the boat ramp and took my boat out and went on home.
After a break I went outside and worked on cleaning up some tree debris by the creek for fire protection.
After another break, I put gas in the weed mower and mowed the weeds around the house for more fire prevention. I worked on that until finally the mower ran out of gas so that was enough of that for the day.
After that, it was almost dark so I quit for the day for another nice one.