Tuesday December 19, 2017 Monte Rio CA.
Plans change as usual
Today I planned to go down to Monte Rio and go up stream if the water level hasn’t dropped yet.
When I got to Monte Rio, I found the water level had dropped so I changed my plans and decided to go down stream. This is because of a shallow spot just below the Monte Rio bridge that is hard to paddle through. When the river is backed up because of the mouth at Jenner, I can easily paddle through it.
I put the boat in the water. Bill was fishing from the ramp and today he decided to shovel some of the sandy mud off the ramp, on the left. I shot the bull with him for a bit then preceded down the river.
Nice day, eh
Turn around point
Heading back to Monte Rio
After a good while I started up the river heading back to Monte Rio.
There’s a swift spot just above what is called the slot just below Monte Rio that I had to paddle a bit to get through. I stopped behind this board to take a rest from all the paddling. Things that break the water’s surface create eddies behind them. The eddie water pushes the boat right up against the object so it’s easy to take breaks in these kinds of spots, even in strong currents.
Checking out the shallow spot
Overcast and cool
I got the boat on the car and went on home for the day. At home it was overcast and not warm so I went in the house and spent the rest of the day inside.
That was my day for a good one.