Eileen (the beautiful - at this point - bride to be) hooked us up with some of her other friends who were scheduled to go on a 'Wild Louisiana' tour. My gut feeling to getting into a kayak and going on an adventure to look for alligators wasn't exactly a 'yes lets!' but my curiousity won out over my hesitancy regarding water and large creatures - and I am so glad we went. It was a wonderful way to meet some of Eileen's friends (she seems to collect awesome people) and see a habitat so completely different from the one we live in.
Poor Carly kind of got the short end of the stick... I wasn't a very good paddler - there were too many things to see - and try to take pictures of. Good thing she loves me so much. :)
Anyway - I took a tonne of pictures - and I still find them exciting so I thought I'd share.
|The paddlin' team|
|Our kind of quirky guide. Things that make guiding challenging? Hearing loss... |
but he will full of interesting tidbits and stories.
|Apparently this type cedar doesn't ever rot - even in water. Which also means it got very over |
harvested - aren't people just great...
|Saw Grass - apparently quite brutal to have to walk through - but pretty to look at.|
|Coolest root system!|
We saw some wildlife. The hope was to see an alligator - alas, we only saw smaller creatures.
|Unfortunately Carly blinked, but the dragonfly was pretty cool!|
|Apparently these spiders 'swim' and latch on to fish and other water creatures.|
|I think it might actually be two... but without being able to change the angle, it is hard to know for sure.|