Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Noyo Notions - New and Old

The day started with good intentions of getting work done - work on our website, bookkeeping, preseason marketing, and assorted other tasks.  BUT, it was just too beautiful to be indoors so off I headed on my mountain bike.

Spring is definitely springing on the Mendocino Coast.  The redwood forest was dappled with sunshine and flowering trilliums and milkmaids.  Riding along, I didn't want my ride to end.  The air was fresh, clean, comfortable, and the Pacific wrens were chortling away their bubbly, cheerful song.

My belly told me it was time to go home for lunch so I did.  The to-do list remained but the weather was so beautiful.  Getting out on my stand up paddle board was on the to-do list right?

So I loaded up my Jackson SuperFishal and headed down to the Noyo River.

As I unloaded my board and prepared to launch, I was enamored with the typical sights and sounds of the Noyo River.  A pair of deer wandered down to the rivers edge, a pair of Bufflehead ducks bobbled and dove in the river, and George the mute swan gracefully glided along with the current.  Belted Kingfishers rattled their tune and morning doves cooed.  While much was common, I did discover a few new things.

Paddling up the river, I noticed new siding on the A n W logging road bridge.

I was also super excited to see a green heron.  This one was a little less shy than usual and let me get a photo.  Hopefully, its mate is nearby and they will be nesting on the river again.

New as well is the return of the osprey.  I saw one quietly flying over the river.  They are still a bit quiet but soon will be back - soaring in the skies, patrolling the waters, and tending to their gigantic nests.

Liquid Fusion Kayaking is in the NEWS - we get a nice mention in KCET.org's article Paddling Along the Rivers of Mendocino County.  Jeff and I have been enjoying winter and some personal paddling time but this gets us really excited for Liquid Fusion Kayaking's spring and summer season which we kick off in May.


  1. Mountain biking hey! Thought you might be interested in winter mountain biking so here's a link to my kayak buddies recent trip over snow and ice: http://justyakkin2.blogspot.ca/2015/03/fat-biking-to-brocks-head.html

    Tony :-)

    1. Nice! Great photos. I want to try fat tire biking in the snow. Thanks for sharing!