Tuesday August 2, 2022 Monte Rio CA.
It seemed like a good day to go for a paddle. Any day is a good day to go for a paddle on the river.
I drove on down to Monte Rio and put the boat in the water at the boat ramp around 3 in the afternoon.
I didn’t get very far when I saw a boat down below me with a guy fishing from it. I knew it must be Andrew, a guy that lives on the river and likes to fish it a lot. I’ve known him for some years now, but haven’t seen in in quite some time.
He hooks a few but lets them go
Eventually we made it down to where he went to shore and went on home for the day. We had a good bull session and caught up with what’s been going on.
I saw a lot of white stuff on the rocks and looked up to see this great blue heron sitting up in the trees above me. Being below one of these birds is one of the more dangerous things on the river because when they decide to fly, they let loose with the white stuff. If they get you, the only thing you can do is go for a swim. I’m careful and one has never gotten me, yet.
At the boat ramp there was a guy I knew so had to shoot the bull with him before heading for home. I stopped at the store on the way home to see if they had my ice cream and they did so I loaded up and bought two.
That’s a score for me as they are usually out of the one I need.