Launch Cost: Free
Destination: Mobile River Loop but settled for Lower Crab Creek Loop due to weather.
Distance: 10.5 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: 2.5 hours
Weather: Partly cloudy, 80 degrees, winds picking up to about 20 mph due to passing thunderstorm. Tide coming in.
GPS Track: To view or download the GPS track of this trip, Click Here.
|1) With an approaching front, I thought it would be fun to get out in the kayak. To the south, it was bright and sunny.|
|2) To the north was the approaching front. I had planned on doing the Mobile River Loop but decided to shorten in due to the lightning way off in the distance.|
|3) Pedaling up Little Crab Creek was nice and speedy with the aid of some incoming tide.|
|4) Waters were still pretty slick.|
|5) Heading northeast on Lower Crab Creek just before entering the Tensaw River. The most enjoyable tailwind that had been pushing me would soon become a headwind.|
|6) Crossed over to the lee side of Tensaw River, looked across to the west, and realized I was going to get wet before getting back. The dropping cloud was just a down draft - no rotation at all.|
|7) Minacious clouds loomed ahead as the Mobile skyline disappeared from sight.|
|9) The Battleship USS Alabama.|
|10) The fisherman on the right just caught one near the USS Drum.|