Sunday October 22, 2017 Jenner CA.
Gooped up then off for a paddle at Monte Rio
I started out the day with a soak in my tub, then smeared the steroidal cream on my whole body, pretty much except my head. I did do my ears. I try to let it soak in a bit before putting any cloths on. Then I put a pajama top and bottom on to absorb some of the stuff before putting my regular clothes on. I seem to be alright with all the steroids in the cream, but covering one’s whole body in gooey stuff is a weird feeling in itself. I used one tube of the stuff.
Forgot my camera yesterday
Yesterday I went to Monte Rio and kayaked down and back, but I forgot my camera so today I decided to kayak in the same place as yesterday.
But I was wondering what condition the river’s mouth was in as it looked like it was opened up Friday from what the water level looked like at Monte Rio. It had dropped indicating the mouth was open.
The river’s mouth had been opened up
Having satisfied my curiosity about the river’s mouth, I drove on back to Monte Rio to the boat ramp there.This was what I saw when I got to the boat ramp. It’s that time of year that they pull the private docks out of the river getting ready for winter. They usually jam up the ramp doing it as it takes a while.
I informed the guys I wanted to put in and please keep at it and I’ll try to be patient. I found that’s better than standing there waiting and just getting mad about the situation.
They took awhile but they did keep at it and were out of there with apologies.
Ran into a river otter right away
I put my boat in the water and started down river and ran into this lone river otter fishing in the weeds because the weeds are loaded with crawdads and little fish among other things. It has a crawdad it’s eating here.
The otter was feeding in the weeds, so I pulled my boat into them to watch and see if I could get any good pictures.
Otter checks me out
Villa Grande Hole
It dives again, but what I see next is not he seal but some big fish about six feet long swimming by in front of me in the shallows. I couldn’t make it out, but it had a fish type tail, not a seal type. I took some pictures but it was under the water so my pics didn’t come out.
I went on home and did mostly nothing for the rest of the day.
San Francisco VA tomorrow
Tomorrow I need to be in San Francisco at 8:30 in the morning, ungodly hours for me.
So I plan to leave in the wee hours of he morning before traffic gets too bad I hope, around three AM.
I’m to meet with a group of doctors that study special type cases. So we’ll see how that goes and report back.
That was my day.