Saturday March 26, 2016 Monte Rio CA.
The weather guys said it would be a little windy down at Jenner today, especially in the afternoon. Steve was going to meet me at Jenner for a paddle.
While driving down to Jenner I went through Monte Rio. When I went by a spot I could see the river, it looked nice an calm down there.
I arrived at Jenner before Steve. It was a bit windy . Seems the stronger winds predicted for the afternoon where already here. I waited for Steve to arrive which he did shortly.
We decided to go on back to Monte Rio and put our boats in there.
We did have a bit of a problem at Monte Rio as the boat ramp was full of slimy mud. I shoveled some off a couple days ago, but the river water level had dropped and we were back in the mud again. Fortunately, I had put the flat shovel in the car so I started shoveling the mud off while Steve watched. I just did enough to put the boats in the water as it takes a lot of energy to move that gooey mud while trying to keep the stuff off me.
We just go a little ways, then stop and watch for a bit. Neither one of us had much energy today, so we were taking it easy.
Eventually we started back up the river going along it’s edges so we could paddle up the river as the current in the middle of the river was fairly strong and would wear one out fairly fast if one tried to paddle up in the middle.
We hit the ramp and pulled our boats out. I shoveled some more mud before heading on home, so the ramp is in fairly good shape for now. I’m sure as the water drops some more, there will be more mud to shovel, but maybe someone else will take care of it while I’m gone on a trip up the coast to a place called The Lost Coast about three hours drive above this river.
I went on home and started doing some packing prep on my van for the trip. Tomorrow, I’ll stay home and continue prepping the van for the trip and maybe do some puttering around the yard.
That was my day.