Thursday, January 01, 2009

01/01/2009 – Mobile River on New Years Day

Launch: Causeway at the Tensaw River Boat Ramp
Kayak: Hobie Outback
Route: Up Spanish River, down Mobile River, around Choctaw Point and back up the Tensaw by the Battleship.
Distance: 18.2 miles.
Average Speed: 3.5 mph.
Pace: Leisurely.
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 50-60 degrees, winds less than 10 mph, low to incoming tide, conditions were nice.

1) Puffy cloud tentacles radiating across the sky.

2) The Pontoon Saloon II.

3) After turning down Mobile River from Spanish River, the sun tried to make an appearance.

4) White Pelicans on a log in Mobile River.

5) I kept my distance from the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Independence.

6) The controversial Hawaii Superferry. Read more about it on these links: Superferry; USA Today.

7) The skyline of Mobile on this first day of 2009.

8) The monster cranes of the new Container Port Facility.

9) Birds were swarming near old Goat Island.

10) The first sunset of 2009. Life is good when you can start your new year off doing what you enjoy. As always, click on an image for a larger view.

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