Destination: Lower Dog River
Distance: 10-1/2 miles (round trip).
Time Pedaling: 2-1/2 hours
Weather: Party Cloudy, temperature a humid 80 degrees, winds out of the west at 0-15 mph. Nearing low tide. Current to 1.2 mph. Waves less than 1 foot. Water temp 85 degrees.
|Header Image. On the return trip, a storm building toward Baldwin County seem to draw wind because the winds picked up to a steady 10-15 mph on the way back causing a little chop in the wider areas of Dog River.|
|The weather radar showed rain south of the area and the rumble of thunder could be heard in the distance - an ominous start to the trip, but I enjoy watching distant lightning from a kayak.|
|Luckily, the thunderstorm dissipated within thirty minutes of launching and the fading clouds provided good colors at sunrise.|
|Not much wind so the waters were calm.|
|The sun tries to emerge as I pass by Mobile Yacht Club.|
|Down at the mouth of Dog River, Gulls and Terns were in a feeding frenzy for shrimp.|
|This Tern was a winner as it flies away with a shrimp. It threw its head up a few times and gulped the shrimp down whole.|
|Three black-crowned night herons stand around watching the sunrise.|
|A man fishes off the dock at the Rivershack Restaurant while a nearby pelican waits around patiently for the man to throw it a fish.|
|Raccoons were looking for food in someone's yard near the shore. What a cute couple.|