Destination: Mobile River and Chickasaw Creek looking for signs of oil contamination on the shoreline, wildlife, or birds. No signs of oil contamination were seen.
Distance: Approx 26 miles.
Paddle time: Approx 7 hours.
Weather: Hot and humid (90s) with a heat index eventually going over 100 degrees.
Track: To view or download the GPS track of this trip, Click Here.
|1) A bold alligator that wasn't shy of the kayak snuggled up close for a photo.|
|2) Dragon flies dominated the airway along the top of the big cane grasses.|
|3) A big osprey eagle is dive bombed by a small blackbird over and over. It just goes to show you that bigger is not always better.|
|4) I noticed oil booms had been removed from Spanish River and a new one here was being placed across from the Battleship.|
|5) There were about a half dozen humongous tires washed up along the shoreline of Chickasaw Creek. The Chickasaw Creek is also contaminated with tons of abandoned tugboat rope.|
|6) It was a hot one today and when I needed it most, Pepsi was there on Mobile River.|
|7) Shore erosion leads to falling trees which eventually end up downstream along the shoreline like here along Mobile River.|
|8) Some rednecks have never heard of taking home picnic trash and disposing of it properly. Thanks to the misfits, this plastic trash may be around another 500 years as a hazard with the potential of killing wildlife and marine life.|
|9) With very little wind (did I say how hot it was?), Mobile River was calm.|