Destination: Gaillard Island.
Distance: 26 miles (round trip).
Time Pedaling: 6-1/4 hours
Trip Rating: Difficult due to distance and open waters.
Weather: Sunny, temperature about 82-85 degrees, winds out of the southwest at 10-15 mph. Neap tides. Current to 1 mph. Waves less than 1 foot on the trip over to Gaillard Island and 1-2 feet on the way back. Water temp 84 degrees.
|Header Image. Birds patiently await for the lull in shrimp boat activity to end. A few birds will squeal the alarm call when food is present and then they all fly over to the shrimp boat.|
|Didn't expect to see much of a sunrise this morning.|
|This was a pleasant surprise that caused me to stop and watch.|
|Ahhhh, deep breaths and total relaxation. What a show!|
|Decided to do a training trip today - a loop around Gaillard Island because it is a rather long trip and I love kayaking around Gaillard Island. The Phatwater Kayak Race is a rather long race - 42 miles, hence the long training trip. Weather pending, I'll be doing Phatwater in two weeks.|
|I slowed way down while pedaling around Gaillard Island - home of beaucoup pelicans.|
|Beaucoup of pelicans meaning a lot of them!|
|Pelicans are enjoyable to watch and if you go to Gaillard Island, you'll see plenty of flying pelicans.|
|The nice looking sailboat Liza of Fairhope had just came out of Dog River and was heading into Mobile Bay.|