Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay...

I've been thinking lately about Mobile Bay, probably because of the recent oil spill and the potential for resulting damage.  It appears that the bay has dodged a bullet, but it got me to thinking. What do I really know about Mobile Bay?

The bay has salt water from the Gulf of Mexico and fresh water from rivers. This combination of fresh and salt waters is called an estuary, which is home to many fish, shrimp, and crabs.

Even though Alabama's coastline has only fifty miles of beach, it has the fourth largest river system by volume in the United States.

Mobile Bay is approximately 31 miles long; its widest point is 24 miles across; the average depth is only 10 feet.  Since the 1800's a man-made ship channel has been in operation, thus creating an international seaport for ocean going vessels.

Sailing on the bay

Sun beginning to set

What a lovely sight!


  1. Beautiful sunset photos. Best fishing in Mobile Bay. Hope you are doing good. Stay cool.

  2. Thanks, Becca. Hasn't this heat been awful? Take care.