Saturday, March 17, 2007

03/17/2007 – Bay Minette Creek

Launch: Buzbee’s Landing (2 miles north of Spanish Fort on Hwy 225).
Launch Cost: $3.
Route: North up Bay Minette Creek to beyond the Bromley Road bridge and back.
Distance: 13.8 miles round trip.
Average Speed: 2.9 mph.
Time: Approx 5 hrs.
Pace: Leisurely.
Weather: Sunny, temperature 60-65 degrees, breezy winds out of the north about 5-15 mph, low tide, minimal current.

1) Buzbee’s Landing – water level was very low due to strong winds out of the north overnight pushing water out of Mobile Bay.

2) A Great Heron poses a great threat to any minnows that swim near it.

3) Ian Brosnan and I crossed paths about half way up Bay Minette Creek. I was headed toward Bromley bridge and Ian was headed back from it. We took a short trip into a tributary which due to the low waters, it became impassable.

4) The tails of this delicate underwater vegetation had red tips.

5) This colorful tree fungus was on a dead tree floating in the water.

6) What a shame – a once nice fish camp succumbs to the forces of nature and vandalism.

7) The sun sets on a patch of Never Wet plants.

8) Golden Club plants silhouetted on the golden waters of a beautiful sunset.

9) Starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight. Ops, this is Venus, not a star.

10) Trip Track.

"Twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star." -Lucy Montgomery

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