Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kayaking 'n Riding 'n staying out of the wind too....!

Disclaimer:  Heavy use of photos in this blog:
What a mixed bag of weather we've been having here in southern California.  High winds followed by one super calm day, followed by another super windy day. That doesn't stop us though!

We were both looking forward to a calm day to ply the waters of the Colorado River once again.  That happened two days ago.  It was dead calm.
The river was calling!
But before that could happen, I decided to wash the truck.
Our fiver on the ridge overlooking the Colorado River.
We prepped the kayak then headed off.
Truly a picture perfect day.
Following an hour of dual kayaking, Jeanette headed for shore and I paddled away to ply the river on my own.
One of the 25 RV pods along the river.
Our 5th wheel is on the California side of the Colorado River.  Here, I paddled to the east side of the river, which is the Arizona side.
Another great view from the Arizona side of the Colorado.
I played around on the river for a couple of hours.  The river bottom is so clean and clear that I could spot fish below.  I saw one catfish and one small mouth bass.  Other things spotted included golf balls (of all things) sun glasses, bottles, etc.
It's quite easy to paddle upstream on a calm day like this.
We are really enjoying this Sea Eagle kayak.
By 3:30 pm it was time to pack it in.
We had finally received a call that our motorcycle was ready for pick up.  it would take one hour to drive out to Old Bullhead City.  Off we went, before closing time.
Checking out the repair, new tire and new air filter.
We loaded the motorcycle onto the swivel wheel and headed back for home.

Since our arrival here, Jeanette had been wishing for a calm night... and the time to hold an old fashioned wiener roast.  This was our chance.
'Twas a beautiful night, a great fire on the river, clear skies with a sliver of a moon, and stars aplenty.
Yesterday was set aside for a ride to Quartzsite, AZ. and the wily RV show in the desert.
RV spots around Parker, AZ.
Our RVing friend, Dave, is leading the way to Quartzsite.
Another - of the many - RV park in and around Parker, AZ
We found Hector and Diane who were boon docked near Quartzsite.
They had made arrangements to have the toppers replaced on their Class 'A' motor home.  They did take the time to tour us around the maze of tent vendors and RV stuff in the town of Quartzsite though.
Just arrived at their boon dock site.

A dog stroller!  Yikes!  What has our world come too?
Sheesh!  I can't believe some people. 
We had been looking for a couple of new RV chairs....and Jeanette liked these.
We cut a deal with the vendor and moved on.
It's wall to wall people here.
I am not a fan of big I was glad when we found the new chairs and could get out of the maze that this place is.
We got back to Hector and Diane's sport ute and headed back for their boon dock spot.
We can now say we've been 'Quartzsited'.
Once back here, we suited up, said our good byes and saddled up for the two hour ride back to our RV site in Moabi.  It was a good day....and even better to be riding.  The ride back was breezy though!
The winds came back with a vengeance during the night.....and it continues today.  As I write this blog, from the comfort of our truck near the Pirate's Cove store, it is a bright and sunny day with gale force winds that refuse to let up.

That led Jeanette to get some laundry done....and, speaking of that, it's time to get back to the rig and change out a load.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. wow what a large day you guys the pictures...esp the one of the fiver on the ridge what a great parking spot..glad you got the bike back :)

  2. Mike and I both want to know how you got those lawn chairs home on the bike??? And we are with you in the not liking crowds comment.

  3. you two sure don't sit still for long!..glad you got to head to Quartzsite! least you can say you have been there!!

  4. Glad to see you're having so much fun over there.

    Quartzsite is a place every RV'er has to visit at least once in a lifetime.

    The kayaking on the Colorado sure looks like fun.

  5. Jana & Mike,

    Re: How did we get the chairs back on our motorcycle?

    Well, Hector and Diane were gracious to hold on to them and we'll retrieve them when we see them later on in Yuma. We could have bungied them to the bike though.

  6. Nice to see the bike back, hope it's running smooth now. Sure a beautiful spot to kayak and that you are liking your Sea Eagles. Hope those winds let up. Enjoyed all your pictures. Have a GREAT WEEK!