Traveling through Louisiana

After leaving Sea Rim State Park in Texas, I took Patrick’s suggestion to drive along the Louisiana coastline. I took the bridge across the Sabine Lake and into Louisiana through Johnson Bayou. Lots of beef cattle farming in the Bayou. The drive along the coast is desolate and homes are few and far between. The only way to get to Cameron, Louisiana is on the ferry over the Calcasieu Ship Channel. I was heading to New Iberia and on to Lake Fausse State Park to camp for the next couple of nights.

New Iberia, Louisiana. What a nice little town with a lot of character.

Next I headed to my campsite at Lake Fausse State Park, Louisiana. Oh boy, talk about swampy water everywhere, right up to the campsites and mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes. The park rents kayaks and canoes, for those brave enough. After spending a couple of hours walking and driving around the park, I decided that it just wasn’t going to work for us. We would have to move on. The sites backed right up to the swamp which were teaming not just with the biting buzzers but also with unseen critters (read, snakes and gators here). We packed up and headed out (got my money back, no questions). My next stop along the way would be Morgan City and then on to Houma to spend the night.

Rental cabin at Lake Fausse State Park
A warning. I would probably have enjoyed it in the winter months.

Morgan City, Louisiana. Another cute town.

Bridge over Berwick Bay on the Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, Louisiana
Lots of boat traffic visible from the waterfront walkway above the river
City Hall and Courthouse, Morgan City, Louisiana
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Roman Catholic Church, Morgan City, Louisiana
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Roman Catholic Church, Morgan City, Louisiana

Next stop, Houma, Louisiana. I spent one night, enjoyed the hot shower after having spent 3 nights at Sea Rim. Tomorrow I head back to Mobile but will continue on US 90.

Stopped along the way to walk and stretch my legs at the Destrehan Plantation along the Mississippi River. Walked along the top of the levee which runs along River Road.

Per Wikipedia, Destrehan Plantation is the oldest documented antebellum plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley and the closest to New Orleans.
Taken from the top of the levee running along the Mississippi
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (many of them)

US Highway 90 from Bay St. Louis to Mobile.

Our Lady of the Gulf, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Marina, Gulfport, Mississippi
Marina in Gulfport, Mississippi
Gulfport Marina, Mississippi
Fishing in Gulfport, Mississippi
Wedding on the beach in Gulfport, Mississippi
Pascagoula River, Mississippi
Nice shrimp boat
Great idea. A hand pump to use for cleaning fish along the river.
Pascagoula River Bridge
Shrimp boats on the Pascagoula River, Mississippi

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