Friday November 3, 2017 Monte Rio CA.
They opened the mouth
There was a light drizzle as I got it going this morning. Light enough that I thought it might not be raining at Jenner so off I went. I could see the wind was up a bit when I drove into Jenner so I continued down to the river’s mouth overlook as I could also see that the mouth had been opened up likely yesterday.
Here’s the view of the open river’s mouth from the overlook. It looks like they opened it further south this time at the old jetty. A good idea I think as that’s where it usually goes out with this type of water flow. The mouth tends to open more to the north once the river’s flow picks up from the winter rains.
Back to Monte Rio
When I drove through Monte Rio this morning I could see the river was flat and it was a bit cool and choppy at Jenner so I decided to drive back to Monte Rio to kayak for the day.
Monte Rio bird life is friendlier than most places
Villa Grand hole
Seal on the hunt
Among other things one of the harbor seals popped up for a bit and I saw it in action a bit later.
Eventually I started back up the river when I spotted these big splashes along the shoreline. That’s the harbor seal on the hunt for big fish. I saw a lot of splashing, but didn’t see it get any big fish.
I’d hate to pay for this repair
They were working on repairing this river bank that eroded during some heavy rains last winter. The big machine is passing dirt to the smaller machine that is moving it off to the left. Sure looks like an expensive job.
This old man
I’m guessing a river otter
The boat ramp wasn’t far above where the vultures were so I was soon at the ramp taking my boat out of the water and putting it on the car top.
Collecting vegetables and making soup
I went on home for a nap. A bit later in the day, I went over to my brother Tom’s and collected an assortment of vegetables to make a big pot of vegetable soup. I always seem to have more vegetables than will fit in the pot, so I made two pots, each one just a bit different. I’ve been eating a lot of this lately which is good as it tastes good and I’m sure there is no corn type stuff in it, which is also good. Yummmm. :O)
That was my day for a good one.