Destination: Bayou Coden, Bayou La Batre and Coffee Island.
Distance: Approx 16 miles.
Paddle time: Approx 6 hours.
Weather: Hot and humid (90s) with nearby thunderstorms.
Track: To view or download the GPS track of this trip, Click Here.
|1) Just south of Bayou La Batre is a some sort of waste water outlet that attracts fish and birds. Booms that have failed have washed ashore. I did walk some of the shoreline and saw no oil or tar balls.|
|2) BP is good for the economy. I've never seen so many working boats in the Bayou La Batre area. A steady stream of boats were coming in and they definitely did not care about their wakes nor how close they come to kayakers.|
|4) Guess they are waiting for the oil to coat the shorelines or the next hurricane to hit before bothering to pick up the trash in the Bayou La Batre shorelines - the nastiest place I have ever kayaked. No wonder why there is no tourism here.|
|6) Here is where you can expect to eventually find the plastic Gatorade bottles - the shoreline of Bayou La Batre.|
|7) Despite all the trash and petroleum spills in Bayou La Batre, you can still manage to find pleasant things to look at. Shoreline asters were abundant.|
|8) A mimosa tree added to the beauty of the shoreline.|
|9) One minute it was sunny, the next minute the sun disappeared. I looked up and discovered why.|
|10) Sea roaches are commonly seen scurrying along the waterside docks.|