Friday, July 19, 2013
Kayak Hike - Cooter's Pond Landing -- Thu, 7/18/2013
Kayak Hike: Cooter's Pond, Thu, 7/18/2013, 17:00-19:00CDT
Distance: 2 miles Rating: 5/5
Conditions: Hot/Humid. Wind: Calm Partly cloudy. Rain shower came up as we were taking out. No lightening/thunder.
Enjoyed kayaking with "The Bro" after work. No fishing today - just paddling & exploring.
Alligator Gar were not as active as last outing, but they did perform some small jumps and rolls for us. Heron, egret, kingfisher, & sandpipers were busy along the shore.
Water level was several feet lower than two weeks ago. In spite of the frequent rains of late, I suppose Alabama Power's pull through the dams keeps the level lower. Water surface was almost glass-like. Paddling in this smooth water was a wonderful experience. One could hear the soft cut of the paddles through the water's surface. Peaceful and relaxing indeed!
Thankful for the experience and this place.