Launch Cost: Free
Destination: Bay Grass Bay and Tributaries
Distance: 10.7 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: 4 hours
Weather: Cloudy with occasional light rain, 58 degrees, winds calm. Tide rising.
GPS Track: To view or download the GPS track of this trip, Click Here.
|1) The sandy shoreline at Shirley's is a great place to launch kayaks from - directly across from the entrance to the USS Alabama.|
|2) Not far away is the Maritime Training Center where potential employees are trained to work at the Austal USA shipbuilding facility, for FREE.|
|3) Calm waters and ever changing skies provided for some beautiful reflections.|
|4) It rained intermittently but a rain jacket kept me dry.|
|5) The narrows in the back of a Bay Grass tributary was challenging to back out of.|
|6) No worries about turning around in the wide open waters of Bay Grass and Spanish River.|
|7) There were a lot White Ibis seen on this trip.|
|8) This large bird was preparing for launch.|
|9) Just before sunset, a small hole opened in the clouds which added some color to the gray sky. It was like a reward for going kayaking on a dreary day. My thanks to the controller of the big light in the sky.|
|10) Paddles don't get much better than this.|