Monday December 9, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Nice day for a paddle on the river
Today John and I were going to do a shuttle from Guerneville Beach to Monte Rio then continue down below Monte Rio to Rein’s Beach and paddle back up the river to Monte Rio where John’s truck was parked.
I met John at his house in Guerneville where we loaded his boat on my car and then drove to Monte Rio where we left his truck at the boat ramp.
We then drove back to Guerneville in my car and put our boats in at the summer dam at Guerneville.
Salvage job doesn’t work
We spotted this boat stuck in the trees. John spent about a half hour trying to dislodge it but in the end he couldn’t get lit out of there so we left it. It appeared to be some kind of kayak. People tend to leave them on the water too late in the year and the river takes them when it comes up during a rain storm.
Mink spots us
Another no salvage kayak
Turned around at Rein’s Beach
We drifted on down to Rein’s beach were we stopped and turned around and now had to paddle back up the river to Monte Rio so off we went back up the river. It as about 3:30 PM at this point, plenty of time to paddle back to Monte Rio to the take out.
Monte Rio boat ramp
Is real muddy
Here we are at the boat ramp. That’s about six inches of real slimy wet mud on the ramp. John’s rubber boats saved him but I only had shoes on so John got his boat out and then helped me get mine out so I didn’t get too muddy.
That was a real nice day on the river much better than staying home.
By the time I got home the chicken’s were already on the roost so I closed them up and that was it for me today.
Instant Pot Beans, yummm
I did cook up an instant pot of white beans I was soaking which I added some wild pig bacon I got from John. That turned out real good and was dinner and I have more for more dinners which is always good. Yummy.
Real nice day enjoying our river in the winter.