Wednesday, April 28, 2010

04/28/2010 - Perch Creek

Launch: Hoppe's off Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile, AL
Destination: Perch Creek

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1) It is ironic that the Mobile media has whipped the public up into a frenzy about the Oil Rig leaking oil, yet Mobile urban waterways are as trashy as ever.

2) Which is worse in our water, oil or battery acid? This battery was seen next to a local marina.

3) This vegetation was tired.

4) You just never know what you'll see on a kayaking adventure. Crab traps apparently catch more than crabs. What an awful way to die.

5) As this was my first time paddling the Perch Creek tributaries, I was impressed how clean and beautiful the waterways were.

6) Perch Creek was a lot less residential than I thought it would be.

9) At times it felt like I was in the middle of the deep woods in the Delta. 

8) Other times it was back to society in man made canals.

9) Saw a wide variety of birds today, nutria and a muskrat, but no alligators except for the cement kind.

10) Brown Pelican.

11) While Perch Creek only goes upstream for about 2 miles, with all the side tributaries and canals (about 10 total), it'll take you most of the day to explore them. 

12) Perch Creek is as impressive as some of its displays of spider lilies.


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