Launch Cost: $2
Destination: Paddle the Gas Line canal from one end to the other and back.
Distance: 21.9 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: 6.5 hours
Weather: Hot humid morning. Rain and thunderstorms in afternoon.
GPS Track: To view or download the GPS track of this trip, Click Here.
|1) The gas line is occasionally visible along the edge of the canal. If there is gas flowing in this pipeline, I'd be worried the line will be broken by the forces of nature.|
|2) This was another hot day with little air movement. Only saw about half a dozen boats.|
|3) Immature fruits (about an inch long) on a Water Tupelo tree (Nyssa aquatica).|
|4) The fruit of a red buckeye.|
|5) I took a side trip up Little Briar Creek and it was beautiful.|
|6) The rotating railroad bridge on Mobile River near river mile 14 is being replaced by a lift bridge. Info about things like construction on the waterway can be found in the Local Notice to Mariners weekly updates. (LNM). You can subscribe to this areas LNM by clicking here: 8TH DISTRICT LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS|
|7) Toothpick grasshoppers were all over the shoreline vegetation.|
|9) Why do spiders have so many eyes? I guess they have an eye for each leg, just like we do.|
|11) After reaching the far end of the gas line canal and taking a well needed break (nice break area on land with a dock and boat ramp), it started raining.|
|12) It rained four more times on the way back - just enough to raise the humidity level.|
|13) Luck of the shutter button caught a fish launching out of the water.|