Friday, January 01, 2010

01/01/2010 - Mobile River Fireworks

Launch: Causeway Boat Ramp (just west of Oysterella's restaurant)
Destination: Fireworks show. Been pacing back and forth for several days wondering whether to kayak to the fireworks show or not. A small craft advisory was issued starting at midnight. That was certainly cause for concern. Strong currents from flooding, paddling in the dark - the last thing I wanted was 20+ mph winds. Checked the forecast at the last minute and the high wind forecast had been delayed, now issued for 3 in the morning. That settled the decision - go watch the fireworks by kayak. Sure glad I did because it was spectacular! The winds kicked up 15 minutes after I got back and it started raining while driving home. Perfect timing from Mother Nature. Thanks!

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1) The USS Alabama at night.

2) McDuffie Coal Terminal puts out some excellent reflections across Mobile River.

3) The three new Alabama State Port Authority cranes.

4) The Mobile skyline. The casino blimp can be seen on the right side. The Moon Pie wasn't visible from my vantage point. I wanted to kayak over by Cooper Riverside Park but there were too many power boats in that vicinity and current was terrible on that side river. There was a nice cove on the other side of the river out of the current which was perfect for viewing the fireworks.

5) Bang! A whole lot of echoing going on. Kayaking in the New Year was good. Catch some of the fireworks action in the below video. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Good video...glad u enjoyed it and now I have too. Tammy A.


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