Sunday September 14, 2014 Monte Rio CA.
I drove on down to Jenner today to kayak, but when I got there, I decided to go on down to the river’s mouth overlook on highway one, in my car, to take a look.
I took some pictures of the area from the overlook.
And looking up the river from the overlook.. If you look carefully, you can see the sand under the water that has been washed in from the ocean this summer, the brown part of the water coming in from the right. The high tides wash the sand in as the ocean water races into the river. There are some harbor seals resting on the washed in sand, but they are hard to see.
Back to Monte Rio to kayak
After taking the pictures, I decided to go back to Monte Rio to kayak for the day.
I stopped just past Duncan’s Mills at the fire station to check out the fish counters the biologists have installed across the river there. They put passive tags in some of the fish and have several of these tag trackers along the river and some of the creeks that come into the river.
Kayaking Monte Rio
I continued on to Monte Rio and put my boat in the water and headed on down stream at my slow pace.
While I was sitting there, I heard a loud squawk, so I paddled out a bit to see what kind of birds were over my head?
I headed on down the river about another quarter mile, sitting along the trees in my kayak, enjoying the day.
After a bit, I turned and headed back up the river to the Villa Grande hole where I sat for awhile, before continuing on.
I went on home for a nap, then puttered around the yard for the rest of the day.