Monday November 16, 2015 Monte Rio CA.
Root canal guy
I started out the day by going to see a root canal guy. He did my tooth through the crown and saved the tooth which was mostly painless, except for paying for it. :O) I think he did a good job, but only time will tell.
Paddling Monte Rio
From his office, I drove on down to Monte Rio and put my boat in the water about 1PM. The weather guys said it was going to be Windy down at Jenner today, so I thought Monte Rio would be a good choice as there is a lot less wind in the Monte Rio area, than down at Jenner.
Villa Grande pool
Sun in my eyes
The sun was mostly in my face as I paddled along, which also made picture taking interesting.
I was in this area paddling on down river when I got hit by a cool breeze blowing up the river, so I decided that was far enough and started to paddle back up the river. Within a hundred yards, that breeze turned warm, so I turned back down the river and headed to the Moscow pool, down about as far as you can see.
The breeze died down and the water went flat as I paddled into the Moscow pool area, also known as Rein’s beach.
Black crowned night herons
I was paddling around the edges of the area looking for wild life when I remembered there is a spot that the Black Crowned Night Herons liked to sit in during the day, so I paddled over near that area and sure enough, there were about six of the birds resting up in the trees.
By now, the river was flat with almost no wind. I started back up the river at a slow pace.
Something is up
Eating crawfish and little fish
The otters were fishing in the weeds and catching crawdads and small fish and doing quite well. They knew I was there, but were real busy fishing and eating and didn’t spook and take off. Here’s a couple of the otters just as they surfaced to devour what they caught. Otters have to surface to eat as compared to seals that can eat underwater.
I put my boat on my car and drove on home and that was about it for the day.