Thursday, May 5, 2011


The shock absorbers that I ordered for the van came in and when I tried to install them, they wouldn’t fit so I returned them yesterday and ordered new ones.

When I got back to the house Patti mentioned that I hadn’t done any Kayaking since we got home. So since I couldn’t do the job that I planned for today, I called my friend Bob to see if he was into yaking. Of course I should have known that Bob is always ready to kayak.

I got to Bob’s around 12:30 and we were on the river by 1:30. it was a very pleasant day


with a slight breeze and temperatures in the high 70’s. We launched at Monte Rio and went down stream a few of miles. The river was kind of quiet with very little wildlife. We did see a couple of Blue Herons,



We stopped for lunch on a small beach, then headed back up stream.


We noticed a large Osprey nest in a dead snag.


And at one of the big holes we saw a lot of fish jumping. In a short time we discovered what was causing them to try and get out of the water. A pair of hunting seals was cruising the depths.



We passed a house with a new solar array. I don’t know how they are going to do any maintenance on the panels as they are stuck right together. How are they going to clean them?


As we paddled back up stream we saw a couple of turtles but they slid into the water just as I took the shot. 


It was a good day on the river. I am glad that I finally took the time to go for a paddle.

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