****FLASH PADDLE**** DAUPHIN ISLAND TO SAND ISLAND
Date: Saturday morning, May 7th, 2005
Launch time: 7:00 a.m. (in boat and departing)
Put-in/Take out: Dauphin Island, East end, on the beach northwest of the
Expenses: Launch is Free.
Snacks: Bring enough snacks, food, and fluids to last 3-4 hours.
Skill Level: This is not a trip for first time kayakers. A kayak with a
rudder or skeg is recommended.
Latest Forecast: High tide: 10:30 AM. 10 mph or less winds. Bay waters
Distance: Approx 10 miles.
Route: Kayak around the east end of Dauphin Island and go approx 2.5 miles
south to the south end of Sand Island. Short break. Then northwest along the
north side of Sand Island to the northern most tip (about 3 miles).
Somewhere along Sand Island, I plan on testing out my self rescue equipment
by doing a couple of self rescues. Short Break. Then we'll go north to the
south side of Dauphin Island, kayaking along the shore all the way back to
the launch site (about another 3.5 miles).
Warning: No shade. Consider bringing hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, standard
safety gear, bathing suit, and plenty of fluids - suppose to be almost 80
Contact: Rob Nykvist (251) 423-0015