Launch: Public boat ramps (triple set) just west of the I-10 crossing on the north side of the Causeway (Highway 90). Launch Cost: Free. Route: East to Pass Picada, south toward the Interstate, and then back. Distance: 6.6 miles. Average Speed: 3.4 mph. Time: Approx 2 hrs. Pace: Leisurely. Weather: Partly cloudy and still hot.
(1) Above left. Decided to go on a sunset pedal kayak trip to avoid the heat of the day. It has been hot lately. There was a small thunderstorm toward the north as two pelicans were heading south. (2) Above right. Near the entrance of Pass Picada, this shot is looking back toward Mobile.
(3) Above left. Some Ibis were headed back to their roost. (4) Above right. A shot of nearby clouds. Photos seem to never capture the full picture.
(5) Above left. There was a lone fisherman at the east entrance to Pass Picada as I rounded the corner to watch the sunset. (6) Above right. Wrong. The sun had already set behind clouds. This was taken near the New Oysterhouse Restaurant.
(7) Above left. A little later, the sun did try to peak out between the clouds. (8) Above right. Last sunset shot before it got too dark to take pictures. I had hoped for slicker waters on this trip, but the evening colors were still quite beautiful.