Thursday, January 20, 2011

01/20/2011 - Dog River

Launch: Dog River Park (Formerly Luscher Park)
Launch Cost: Free
Destination: Dog River
Distance: 6.3 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: 2 hours
Weather: Partly cloudy, temp in the upper 50s, low tide, very little wind.

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1) The indented area is the official kayak launch site. Because it is mucky there with big rocks, and pilings, I prefer to use concrete boat ramps just behind the vehicle in this photo to launch.

2) The tires are still adorning the shoreline in front of these condos as they were a year ago.

3) The tide was pretty low on what started out as a mostly sunny day.

4) At low tide, many of the shoreline residents with boats cannot launch due to sedimentation causing the water levels to be too shallow.

5) Trash from storm water runoff is still a major source of shoreline pollution in Dog River.

6) More trash.

7) Sure was a beautiful day to be on the waters of Dog River.

8) Not every area is trashy in Dog River.

9) You can often see some Muscovy ducks in the Dog River area. Some consider the domestic ducks a pest, but in reality, they eat every insect they can see, including mosquito larva and cockroaches. Good duck!

10) Besides the un-American trash, you can see some Glorious things while kayaking.

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