A Ducky Day and a Rainy Drive Along the Russian River

Sunday December 20, 2015 Jenner CA.

It’s raining

I could hear the rain coming down this morning and it was still coming down as I got it going. It looked like it was going to rain most of the day, but there was a little break showing just after noon by the weather guys.

I decided to take a ride down along the river to Jenner and maybe I’d get lucky. If not, it would just be a nice ride checking out the river.


It was raining as I drove into the town of Jenner, so I continued on to the overlook down by the river’s mouth. It was raining hard enough as I pulled into that spot that the camera would get wet if I went outside, so I took this picture of the open mouth looking out into the ocean from my car.rivermouth


From there I drove back to the Jenner boat ramp which looked like this, a bit on the wet side.ramp


Duck type day

It looked like it was going to be a duck type day with lots of big rain drops.rainduck


Ride to the Pomo Campground

With all the water coming down, it looked like I wasn’t going to be doing any kayaking, so I decided to take a little ride to a place near Willow Creek which is called Pomo Campground, up a narrow little road along the creek. The creek is a couple miles above Jenner on the river.

I traveled up this road for about four miles headed to the campground.road


This old barn looks like it has been standing around here for a long time. This is state park land so it isn’t used any more and it just stands there slowly falling down. It used to be used for sheep.barn


Campground closed

I was almost to the campground when I ran into this gate closing the campground, so I had to turn around and head back.gate


Checking out the Monte Rio boat ramp

Back at Monte Rio, I checked the boat ramp. Already the river is getting muddy since I was here yesterday and starting to rise. See the ducks at the bottom of the ramp?boatramp


Yes, it’s a duck day as it’s still raining and there were no fishermen out today.ducks


From there I drove on home and stayed in the house the rest of the day, just taking it easy. And that was my day.

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