Launch Cost: Free.
Route: East along Pass Picada, northeast along the Apalachee River, then west to the end of Whiskey Ditch and back.
Distance: 5.6 miles.
Average Speed: 2.6 mph.
Time: Approx 2.5 hrs.
Weather: Winds from the south 5-10 mph. Temp in the lower 70s and partly cloudy. I have to grin after reading a message from a kayaker who was cussing because it was 5 degrees where he lives. I love Mobile weather.
|2) After passing the Bluegill restaurant, I met Mike and Sherry. They had just launched and they too were headed to Whiskey Ditch.|
|3) Nice puffy clouds combined with calm waters made excellent reflections.|
|4) This photomerge was taken near the end of Whiskey Ditch. Some of you will recognize the trees.|
|5) There was a lot of bird activity today. These were red-winged blackbirds.|
|6) In Whiskey Ditch lake, looking back southwest toward the sun, a bright spot appeared in the clouds to the right of the sun. Could this be the sun’s reflection off of a big lake shining back into the clouds?|
|7) On the way back, flocks of birds were still making noise.|
|8) Not far from the launch site, I thoroughly enjoyed a colorful ending to a wonderful kayak trip.|
|9) I think all kayak trips should be timed so they take in the sunrise, or the sunset, or if you are lucky, both.|
|10) After getting out of the kayak, upper level clouds turned several shades of pink before disappearing into the darkness of night. I didn’t see much wildlife today but the ever changing scenery made me forget all about it.|
"God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars."