Wednesday October 4, 2017 Monte Rio CA.
Even though I wasn’t going kayaking I did
I wasn’t planning to go kayaking today as I wanted to stay out of the sun. So once I got it going I hopped in the car as I decided to do some visiting and just maybe yak later in the day at Monte Rio.
Visit with Ray
So I drove down to Ray’s house who lives just down the road. When I got to Ray’s house there were a couple of trucks loaded with kayaks parked in front of his house.
It turned they were going to Monte Rio and go up river as with the river’s mouth closed it’s like a big lake.
Ok let’s go
It didn’t take much to get me to go with them.
River’s mouth opened during the night
But when we got to Monte Rio we found the river had dropped during the night which meant the mouth had opened up and let all the water out.
We were counting on that extra water to get us over a shallow spot just below the Monte Rio bridge, so now that wasn’t going to work out.
Change of plans
Ray suggested we go down stream instead so we did.
Lunch at Villa Grande
Light breeze turns the guys back
After lunch they decided to go down river just a bit which we did, but the breeze turned us around and we started back up the river.
Some one tips over
Charlie’s in the water, but he’s an old river rat
Charlie’s been on the river a good part of his life. Local river users used to be called river rats and hard to drown.
John helps out
John’s going to find those glasses
John was well prepared and had a face mask and snorkel. He said he’d find those glasses for Charlie. The water was real clear so we thought he might find the glasses but after awhile everyone else was giving up on John finding them, but he persisted. You can see John in the water looking for the glasses.
Just don’t give up
Charlie was pleased to get his glasses back.
Back on the boat ramp
We didn’t see much wild life but that’s the way it is when you have a group of people going down the river shooting the bull on the way.