Launch Cost: Free.
Route: Northwest across the Tensaw River to Polecat Bay, cut across to Spanish River, back to Polecat Bay, then back to the launch site.
Distance: 9.3 miles.
Average Speed: 2.6 mph.
Time: Approx 3.5 hrs.
Weather: Sunny with temps in the middle 50s. High tide and minimal current, winds initially calm and then picking up to 5 mph out of the south.
|1) Photomerge from the Tensaw River between I-10 and US 90. Temperature was cool, it was sunny, very little current, high tide, no wind, slick waters – perfect kayaking weather.|
|2) Photomerge from Polecat Bay - this is one of those days where I shout with joy at the beautiful mixture of sky and water.|
|3) American White Pelicans can be seen frequently in shallow Polecat Bay. You can see the graduated plates on the pelican’s upper mandible in this photo.|
|4) This looks a little like a Tri-colored Heron.|
|5) There were a lot of Ibis in the upper end of Polecat Bay.|
|6) For a moment I was excited to see some new ducks that were photo friendly. No wonder why they didn’t fly away – the ducks were plastic decoys that hunters have left behind.|
|7) On the north side of the Polecat Bay Cut in Spanish River, there are a few Osprey Eagle nests.|
|8) The view looking across Polecat Bay. I had hoped the waters would still be slick, but eventually the winds picked up out of the south.|
|9) The Mobile Skyline as the sun is about to disappear below the horizon.|
|10) Now that the sun is gone, the clouds go through a huetiful metamorphosis.|
|11) Photos never quite show the whole picture compared to being there in person. This sunset caused me to give many thanks to the Creator as I slowly paddled in awe. May the Church of Sun and Clouds bestow many blessings on you.|
|12) Trip Track.|