Route: West to Blakeley River via Yancy Bay Cut, then back up into Bay Minette Creek into Muddy Branch.
Distance: 7.6 miles.
Average Moving Speed: 3.3 mph.
Exploring time: 3.5 Hours.
Pace: Leisurely to idle.
Weather: Cloudy to Sunny, 60-70 degrees, calm winds, water approx 60 degrees.
|1) Bay Minette Creek Bridge and the Necky Looksha Sport kayak that I was testing.|
|2) It was a dreary looking day. Weather radar showed a line of showers in the county north of us. Figured I try out the kayak for 30 minutes or so before it stormed.|
|3) After about an hour on the water, the clouds melted away and the sun began to shine.|
|4) Winds abated to less than 5 mph and the waters slicked off. What a great paddling day this turned out to be.|
|5) Not long after I put on a layer of sunscreen, a voice called out from behind me. Tom, relatively new to kayaking, saw me from afar and came over to visit in his sharp looking Solstice GT kayak.|
|6) We chatted for a time and then paddled back to Buzbees. Tom landed at Buzbees and I proceeded up Bay Minette Creek.|
|8) An old branch sticking out into the water took on the characteristics of a marine animal crying out, "Please, no more power boats!"|