Monday February 29, 2016 Monte Rio CA.
Kayaking Monte Rio
I went on down to Monte Rio to kayak for the day. I put in around noon and started on down the river.
I stayed in that area for quite some time, napping and just taking it easy.
The dreaded waddles
Just below Monte Rio, where the fishermen were fishing in the slot something caught my eye up in the brush on the gravel bank. Darn, another one of those dreaded waddles. See it up there on the gravel bank? They aren’t easy to see.
They willingly put thousands of waddles out each year
Our government agencies are requiring these waddles be used for construction projects and they are not removed on most projects. In other words, the plastic is left on the ground and works it’s way down our waterways towards the ocean. They put thousands of these things out each year and they are starting to add up and showing up in the river more often. Can you imagine the same people that don’t like to pollute the earth with plastic willingly use this stuff scattering it around in our environment in numbers that total in the thousands. These are being used in most of the west coasts water systems, unfortunately.
There’s something wrong with doing things this way, eh. At least I think so. :O)
Boat ramp and a gate repair
I made it to the boat ramp and went on home for the day where I was puttering in the yard when I decided to repair my neighbors gate as it keeps the deer out of my place. The gate was built when I was a kid in the 1950s out of redwood. The left end bottom board was broken and the end was dragging when opening and closing it making it hard to use. More importantly, I wanted to fix it before it got broken worse.
As I was starting to repair it, my brother Tom came by and offered to get his battery screw tool. Good thing he did as I had a lot of screws to put in. I added a brace board on the bottom left and screwed most of the fence boards on the left to it.
The screw tool was a Milwaukee, the best one I ever used.
I sat around the yard for the rest of the day until the sun went behind the mountain to my west. When that happens, it starts to cool down so that’s the signal to go in the house for the day.