Launch Cost: Free
Destination: Fly Creek and Mobile Bay
Distance: Approx 9 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: 2-1/2 hours
Weather: 65-70 degrees, cloudy becoming sunny. Winds 10-15 mph. Tide and current were minimal.
I picked up the replacement Mirage Adventure hull from Hobie at Fairhope Boat Company this afternoon and couldn't wait to test it out. If you want to buy a kayak from a company that stands behind their kayaks, you should buy a Hobie! I love the fact that this stable pedal kayak goes faster than a narrower paddle kayak.
|1) It was totally cloudy at launch and a bit breezy out of the southeast. The horizon began to brighten down by Point Clear.|
|2) During the pedal trip, the clouds gave way to blue sky.|
|3) The new Hobie Adventure hull performed wonderfully in light choppy seas. Even though I was soaked from crashing waves, the inside of the hull was dry.|
|4) Under the Fly Creek Cafe sign it says, "Find Your Happy Place." Sitting in the seat of the Hobie Adventure is definitely one of my happy places. :) Hope you find your happy place.|
|5) A dog appeared out of thin air and about scared the poop out of me.|
|6) I later saw how the dog appeared out of thin air...|
|7) Pelicans hang out near the entrance to Fly Creek.|
|8) A lazy time for this pelican.|
|9) Odd looking clouds.|
|10) Sunset on Mobile Bay with the Fairhope Pier in the background.|