John hikes a mile downstream and a mile back usually twice a day. Our shop has a private beach access point along the Russian river. The main shop building is less than a hundred yards from the river. Due to the drought in California, the river is at its lowest point in memory, but still green, full of blue heron, snowy egrets, killdeer, ducks, ravens, large and small fish. Its an excellent spot for plein aire painting, too.
Above: great blue heron
Above and Below: snowy egret
Below: the old sand and gravel plant
...and back to the river...