Some pics from docks along the break wall
I laid down for 20 minutes or so, had a leisurely breakfast, and was in the kayak at 9:45
Wanted to paddle to Seahorse Key, but a strong west wind prevent me.
Which I then paddled around
Never really knew what "lee" meant until I began kayaking around islands on windy days. I mean, I knew but it is another thing to experience being sheltered from the wind and what a difference it makes.
Landed at 12:05. Ate lunch, back on the water at 2:20.
Still breezy. I let it push me to the Number 2 Channel
High tide. Old Fenimore Mill channel side beach is just a sand spit.
Just the prow of the wreck above waterline. Plenty of depth to go in search of spoonbills.
Found them. Despite their best effort to hide in the mangroves.
flight I knew where to look for more.
Or maybe, the same flock.
At high tide there is a side channel that links the channel I was in to the Number 2. I wanted to see dolphins, so went into the Gulf. No dolphins seen in the wind driven waves.
Wind gauge at the NOAA CMAN site. I swear they were spinning. Camera is better than I thought.
Nice way to end the afternoon paddle. Landed at 4:10
Left over pizza enhanced with clams, red onions, and cheddar.
Pedaled back a little bit
This is the spot
Biking back to Park Place
Stop, look both ways
Back "home" 8:52"