Friday January 31, 2014 Monte Rio CA.
Note: I’m having some posting problems posting the day after this one. working on the problem.
Let’s take a look at the river’s mouth now
Yesterday I left at 4;30pM with the river’s mouth in this condition. Breached, but not yet fully open. It’s just really starting to open at this time with the low tide and this is what it looked like. Use the big rocks in back for sizing.
Too windy for a nice paddle at Jenner
Shortly after looking at the river’s mouth, I met Ray at the launch ramp and because of the strong winds we decided to go back to Monte Rio to kayak for the day, as it has much better protection from the strong winds.
When we arrived at the Monte Rio boat ramp, one of the biologists that collects the data from all stations on the river was just pulling his boat out. I know him so we shot the bull for a bit on the boat ramp, while Ray waited. Ray finally says, ramp rage, so the biologist got out of there and we put our boats in the water.
We headed on down the river towards the Villa Grande hole at a very leisurely pace.
As we were approaching the Villa Grande Hole, two fishing boats came up the river and passed us. They’d been down the river somewhere fishing this morning. The first boat guys indicated they had one fish and went on by.
Turned around at the Sheraton Beach
We stopped at the Villa Grande hole for a bit and then continued on down to the Sheraton beach area, where we stopped for a bit and then turned around and started back up the river.
We were taking our time heading back as we had lots of time.
It wasn’t too long before we were back at the Monte Rio boat ramp.
Some more car work
When I got home the sun was out, so I did some work on my car that seems to still be hesitation when cold, but didn’t get much accomplished and then went in for a nap.
Nice day, glad we got out of the wind.