Monday, September 10, 2018

Up the Klamath and Back Again

Today's entertainment was a trip up the Klamath River in a jet boat. We drove up to where the Klamath crosses Highway 101.
Mary and Georgia await the boarding call.
The boat. 860 horse power, twin turbine jet powered, seating about 30.
A sea lion hunting salmon in the estuary.
In the estuary, near the mouth of the river, where it joins the Pacific Ocean.
Once upstream, the fog was gone, and we had a sunny ride uo
Apparently, the river has a big run of salmon going on, and there were many boats out fishing, anything from kayaks to other jet boats.
A familiar friend, a Great Blue Heron. We also saw Bald Eagles and Ospreys.

Below, one minute taste of the jet boat ride.

On the way home we hunted for elk, taking a long cut through Prairie Creek State Park where they often hang out. We didn't find any. But then, just south, a couple of bulls got out in the road and stopped traffic. We later saw two large herds, one out in a field near Orick, and another on the roadside near the lagoons.

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