Wednesday, September 28, 2011

09/28/2011 - Lower Dog River

Launch: Home
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.

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