Kayaking Savannah

We really wanted to get out and kayak while we were down in Savannah. The weather wasn’t so bad (for a Midwesterner), however the day we picked turned out to be very foggy. We were a bit uneducated dealing with tide information. Of course we knew what it was, just to what degree did the water change. Considering some of the piers we saw were 100’s of feet long, we figured we wanted to go during high tide, and ride low tide back out for less paddling.
We chose to launch from the Rodney J Hall Boat Ramp, as it was nearby, kayak friendly and free.

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MINE! MINE! MINE! Fish heads for the gulls. Ass fisherperson could have thrown them off the ramp, tho.

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Note the water is high on the poles. There’s a bird perched on every pole!

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I love how birds sit on the poles.

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This guy had a kayak that he peddled instead of paddled! Very cool!!

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Not sure what type of birds these are.

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The pelicans followed this guy like begging dogs! Too cute.

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I think these are oysters on the shores.

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The tide had gone out about 5 feet by the time we came back to the boat ramp.

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The water had gone down so much, we couldn’t get near the poles the birds were on at the beginning of the post.

© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

28 thoughts on “Kayaking Savannah

  1. Nice shots. 🙂 I like the cormorant (?) drying its wings on the pole. That’s quite a difference in water levels.
    And seems like a lovely way to spend a few hours, paddling about on the water. 🙂

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  2. Why not go out on a low tide and paddle while you have all your energy and come in as the tide turns and come in on the rising tide? But I don’t know. I’m not a paddler.

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    • We were in a delta of sorts, clearly not open ocean.
      Here was our theory:
      We didn’t want to get trapped inland when tide went out. Many of the places we went don’t have water at low tide.
      We docked near the open ocean during high tide and paddled ‘upstream’ (there was really no current). Then while the tide went out, we went with it back out to our dock.
      We were cautious, but better safe than sorry.

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    • Thanks Wally!
      I was amazed at the tides here. I had a small boat in Florida, and the tide difference was only a foot or two (it seemed).
      Here in Savannah, there were some docks that were 300ft long! We also saw boats ‘beached’ on these docks. Not going anywhere @ low tide 😣

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