The River Festival is back, almost…


The annual River Festival was in full swing this weekend, after a year off due to the pandemic. The festival usually features kayaking competitions, but once again, the river’s flow is too low due to the drought. But the music, food, and beer was flowing non-stop. The festival, which is normally free to attend, was, for the first time ever, a paid event. Even though there wasn’t any kayaking competitions, there were plenty of water craft floating along the river. Continue reading The River Festival is back, almost…

Activities on and around the river…


Even though the weather was atrocious today, cold and rainy with the occasional snow shower, there were a lot of people out enjoying the fresh air. The following are a few of the images I shot while on my own fresh air walk. From a bicycle gang (yes, a gang from Gilroy, CA wearing their gang vests riding their low-rider bicycles), to a group walking their dogs along the river, to fishermen and their prize catch, to the ever present kayaker Continue reading Activities on and around the river…

Kayaker in Distress


With the river flow rate at a low point, few kayakers have ventured out on the water. This young fella appeared to be in distress when his kayak would not right itself. You can see in his face the desperation he experienced while struggling to get back upright. He nearly lost his vessel if not for his companion who retrieved it. In the end, only his pride was hurt. Continue reading Kayaker in Distress