The recent rain has “plumped up” the Gualala River.

This wild river is closed to the Pacific Ocean by a big sandbar across the mouth. It closes every year and will reopen with enough rain. With our drought conditions, the river was looking very dry and kayaking it meant you had to get out and carry your kayak in spots. But we have had two rainstorms and the Gualala is looking so much better. Linda Bostwick and Mel Smith recently kayaked there.

Kayaking on the Gualala River by Linda Bostwick

It looks quite idyllic, doesn't it? The clouds are reflected in the still water.

Thanks to Linda for allowing me to share her photo with you here.

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