Sunday January 31, 2016 Monte Rio CA.
Not windy at Monte Rio
After checking the weather and seeing it was going to be real windy down at Jenner today, I drove on down to Monte Rio where I knew the wind would be a lot less.
Since I cleaned off a lot of the mud on the boat ramp yesterday, I was able to get in the water without getting muddy.
The river was up five or six feet above summer level and a bit muddy. Muddy enough so no one was fishing.
There was some current, but not too bad in most places.
This was what it looked like as I started down the river at Monte Rio, just in front of the boat ramp.
There was some wind but the sun was out and if I could stay in the sun it was warm enough.
I was drifting with the current moving down river here.
This is just above Villa Grande where I’m headed.
Villa Grande Hole
At the Villa Grande hole here, I pulled into the right and sat in my boat for a good while. Not much was happening today with the wildlife.
After an hour or so, I started back up the river along the edges to stay out of the current. I was stopped here taking a break when I noticed something moving across the river from me.
It turned out to be Andrew and his big dog. I paddled over to say hi and shot the bull for an hour or so.
I sat here while I shot the bull with Andrew, looking up the river.
Andrew was on the shady side of the river where the sun was being blocked by the mountain, so I was getting real chilled while I talked with him. When he left, I crossed back over the river to the sunny side an sat and warmed up a bit before starting on up the river.
This turtle had the same idea as far as getting some warm sun.
There was only one spot I had to work at going back up river that the current was a bit strong, just below the boat ramp at the top of the slot, by the little island. It wasn’t too bad, but I did have to paddle a bit to get through it.
I pulled into the mostly de-mudded ramp here and loaded my boat and went on home.
I had some plans to do some things in the yard, but at home, it was cool out and I got chilled so I spent the rest of the day in the house doing mostly nothing.
That was my day.