Launch Cost: Free.
Route: Northeast across Chacaloochee Bay, north up Conway Creek, across Tensaw River, southwest down Lower Crab Creek, south across Delvan Bay, around the corner into Polecat Bay (out of the wind), then across the Tensaw back to the launch site.
Distance: 13.7 miles.
Average Speed: 3.1 mph.
Time: Approx 5 hrs.
Weather: Small craft advisory in effect. Cloudy, gusty winds from the southeast about 15-25 mph. Tide was very high and rising and there was no noticeable current. Temperature stayed about 65 degrees all afternoon.
|1) After getting soaked (sit-on-top kayak) crossing Chacaloochee Bay, I eased up Conway creek and decided to check out Savage Ditch.|
|3) A nice tailwind and a little extra speed from riding waves made the trip up Conway Creek quick.|
|4) Over on Lower Crab creek, the conditions improved mostly because the creek was perpendicular to the wind.|
|6) I didn’t expect to see the sun and at the last minute, I decided to go around the corner into Polecat Bay (out of the wind) to watch the sunset.|
|7) It was suppose to be raining and here I was watching a nice sunset. Life if good!|
|8) The sun had just disappeared behind the clouds.|
|9) This is what it looked like on the way back to the launch site. The upper clouds started turning all different colors.|
"Throw caution to the wind and just do it."