Bataan Death Paddle
I haven't been out on Dog River since December 2006, when I only went five miles downriver, wimped out, and paddled back. This time I was determined to paddle its entire length from its headwater near Navco Road to Mobile Bay and back. 15 miles in four hours, give or take:
Since I haven't been out in a couple of months, this was especially grueling. Something's wrong with my right shoulder, which continually reminded me that it was pissed off from about mile 6 onward. Still, not a bad way to spend my first off-day in a couple of weeks!
Approaching the yacht club and bridge:
There was a small craft advisory out in the bay, just a bit of a swell running. Got hairy for a few minutes while I went out a short distance past the bridge:
Taken as I turned about and put the bridge in my wake:
Pelican on the wing:
Exhausting. Grueling. I wouldn't change a thing.