Anyhow Gene and I left at the Vamo launch and went south to a mangrove area that he is clearing out. No one has used it in years and Gene takes his clippers with him and cuts away branches that block the tunnel. The tide was out and it was difficult to paddle there and in the tunnel since the water was so low. The tunnel was really really black swampy and super sulpher-like stinky!!! We saw a coon wandering about in the area
Afterwards we crossed the bay and went down midnight pass (past Stephen King's house) --en route in the Bird Keys Area where we saw an island covered in Pelicans...and afterwards we paddled down the pass and stopped at a small beach area that is right across from the gulf. We got out and walked over to the gulf side and lo-and- behold a school of dolphins was feeding there! The school appeared to be a few larger dolphins and some smaller ones...a family maybe? There looked to be as many as 7 ....I could have watched them all day but we just stayed about 10 minutes and paddled back to the launch.( total about 4 miles).