Sunday, August 14, 2011

08/14/2011 - McVoy's Lake

Launch: Cloverleaf Landing
Launch Cost: $5
Destination: Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club trip led by Harriet from Cloverleaf Landing to McVoy's Lake and back.
Distance: 6 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: 3-1/4 hours
Mostly Sunny and hot, but tolerable because humidity was lower today. Winds light. Current negligible. Tide was rising.
GPS Track: To view or download the GPS track of this trip, Click Here.

Header Image - Club members paddle up the Tensaw River.

I got to the launch site a little early to watch the sunrise.

Today there were prayers for nice weather and the request was granted. A weak cold front moved through which lowered the humidity.

The Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club members proceeded to paddle up the Tensaw River.

Soon after we entered McVoy's Lake the water surface became covered with exotic and invasive Water Ferns, aka Water Spangles, not Duck Weed like we originally thought. Duck Weed has a red dot on its leaves.

More photos of the paddle trip on McVoy's Lake.

More photos of the paddle trip on McVoy's Lake.

On the right, Greg paddles a Huki outrigger canoe.

Two matching Necky Elaho kayaks glide across the blanket of water spangles.

After paddling up several different forks of McVoy's lake, all eventually becoming clogged with tall weeds, we turned around and headed back toward the launch site.

On the way back, some of the group decided to cool off by taking a swim. Harriet, in the red cap, was the paddle trip leader. Thanks for organizing and leading the trip Harriet.

Teamwork was used to help the swimmers get back into their kayaks.

David pumps the water out of his kayak.

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