Kayak: Hobie Outback
Route: Out Byrnes Lake and northwest across Tensaw River to Gravine Island and back.
Distance: 5 Miles
Pace: Leisurely to working hard.
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 46 degrees, winds occasionally gusting a little over 10 mph.
|1) Conditions in Byrnes Lake were calm despite a small craft wind warning.|
|2) A little wind and small waves, but current in the Tensaw River was about the worst I’ve ever seen it – running about 2.5 mph. Probably a combination of a cold front blowing water out of Mobile Bay and flooding conditions further up the rivers.|
|4) None one was at the island today and the tide was low.|
|5) There were few rays of sun that peaked through the clouds.|
|6) Back in Byrnes Lake on the return trip, conditions were very calm with almost no wind. Nice little workout today but due to cloud cover, no sunset on Byrnes Lake.|