Destination: Mobile Bay to play in the waves.
Distance: 19 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: 5 hours
Weather: Temp about 78 degrees, Winds 10-30 mph out of the east. Cloudy. Falling tide. Current negligible. Tropical Storm Lee was starting to make its debut today.
|Before I left this morning, I saw two squall lines that would eventually affect the kayak trip. This was the edge of the first squall. Note the calm waters that I had been paddling in. Alba Club is visible on the left shoreline.|
|I waited for about 15 minutes for the wind and rain to let up. Beyond Alba Club, the seas were choppier - much different from photo 2. I ended up closing up the umbrella because it was so much easier to control the kayak. The rain actually felt good.|
|Even though there wasn't a "river" of trash, litter from the first flush was still visible.|