We got up early today and cooked a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs and Canadian bacon. Started packing the yaks and drifted off into fog covered water. We were all nervous since we had to hug the main channel markers to maintain deep water. The fear was other boats. Even going slow they can sneak up on a yak and make your life miserable. No problems thank goodness.
We had to paddle out from the Marina at least 2 mikes to reach the Gulf. Even then we all got hung up on a shallow shoal and just sat there waiting for the tide to lift our boats high enough to paddle. Finally it happened.
Not sure if you can tell by the GPS tracks how far out we are. What was eerie was being surrounded by thick fog. We all tried to stay close together and had to solely rely on our GPS units to navigate.
The fog lifted and we saw clear shallow water. Many stingrays darted under our hulls as we approached and we constantly see swirls in the water ahead indicating other fish near by. Red fish, mullet, and trout mostly.
The big news is we spotted our first shark today! It was around 4-5 foot long and swam to port of Marc then turned around and swam toward Jim’s yak. At the last minute it made a violent splash and swam away. Cool.
Interesting too that we saw the fins of stingrays as they turned and tried to fed in the grass below. They looked just like mini sharks.
Today we are at Sink Creek. It’s nice and well maintained. But it is way back in a shallow creek and will require us to time our departure in the morning.
Thanks for following everyone.
Marc and Jim