For my first attempt at a “channelized” section of a Bayou, I picked Braes Bayou from just inside Loop 610 back to Hermann Park. Large swaths of Houston Bayous were turned into concrete ditches in the middle of the last century for flood mitigation (the efficacy of which is open to debate).
Getting in (and out) of these sections isn’t always easy. Fortunately most of the bayous have escape stairs (for people who fall in, I would guess) every half mile or so. And that is how I entered (and exited).
I expected this to be less fun because the view is pretty monotonous, but I was surprised. The water moved much faster than in the more natural sections so I had to pay more attention to stay in the middle (the depth is not constant, the sides are very shallow) and there were several small rapid sections. And…. any day on the water is a good day!
I missed my planned egress point because I was moving so fast and had to exit at the next available spot. I had enough fun to try another channelized bayou – thinking of White Oak Bayou.