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As you get near the ocean, this place resembles a fjord. Lots of birds, raptors and wildlife.
When the CA paddling books (see resources below) say you need at least 2 feet of tide here, you NEED at least two feet of tide. If you drag the bottom on the way out and the tide is going to fall, don't continue. Pick another day. If you stop along the way, check the mud before you try your full weight.
Afternoon wind will blow you back to the put-in, bring an umbrella. This is the site of the annual cow-patty pagent race.
1. Guide to Sea Kayaking Central & Northern California, by Roger Schumann & Jan Shriner.
2. Adventure Kayaking Trips from the Russian River to Monterey, by Michael Jeneid
Touring Kayak Paddles