Friday November 29, 2013 Monte Rio CA.
Monte Rio to the Vacation Beach Summer dam and back
Since the river’s mouth is closed, it backs the water all the way up to the Vacation Beach summer dam, so that makes it easy to get over the ripple below the Monte Rio bridge. Which means I don’t have to get out of my boat and can just paddle on though, as it’s now deep enough. and the whole thing is more like a lake.
That’s why I decided to kayak at Monte Rio today. I was on the river around eleven AM and headed on up the river. Not much wind and the sun was out.
So far, I hadn’t seen many critters or birds.
I made it up to the local waste water disposal pipe and all of a sudden there were birds and critters all around.
And some otters were hunting around where the pipe water came into the river. I think the water may be warmer there from the discharge pipe that was flowing. At any rate, the otters seemed to want to be catching a lot of little fish and didn’t seem to want to leave.
I kept busy taking pictures and watching them fish for about a half hour, before they left and headed down the river. I ran into these otters and others several times later.
I continued on up the river toward the summer dam.
It was a nice day paddling on the river, with the sun out and almost no wind and lots of reflections.
I was off the water around four PM and went home for a much needed nap.