Launch Cost: Free.
Route: West along the south side of Dauphin Island to Katrina Pass, and back.
Distance: 12.4 miles round trip.
Average Speed: 2.8 mph.
Time: Approx 4.5 hrs.
Weather: Sunny, waves were small except around the end of the island where the north winds were kicking up a 2 foot chop, minimal current, rising tide, temperature about 50 degrees, winds from the north 15-20 mph, very low humidity.
|1) At DPIA1 early in this morning (I was there for a 5k run), winds were blowing 20-25 mph from the north. Bienville Blvd is still closed at Fort Gains. I can’t get to the jetties launch site so I launched the kayak later in the afternoon at the public beach.|
|2) This was taken from Katrina Pass. Hurricane Katrina cut Dauphin Island into two. To see before and after satellite images, click here.|
|3) Early morning photomerge of the rock jetties just south of Fort Gaines.|
|4) Sunset photomerge taken just west of the pier.|
|5) Can you believe this is the beach at Dauphin Island? It is beginning to look like Gulf Shores.|
|6) An American Oystercatcher bird.|
|7) Inland ponds on Sand Island.|
|8) A pelican prepares to dive for fish near the Dauphin Island pier.|
|9) A wonderful sunset on a breezy and chilly evening.|
|10) Trip Track. Photos 1 and 3 were taken on the east end of the island and are not shown on this trip track image.|