Swamp tour= the Atchafalaya

While in the area of the Atchafalaya Swamp, there are a few things that really cannot be missed.  Since we already took care of a few of those things, we had one more to do. Here is the swamp list.

THINGS TO DO IN THE SWAMPS=

⊗ EAT CRAWDADS (thanks CJ and Abel)

⊗ TASTE GATOR (thanks again, CJ and Abel)

    RIDE AN AIRBOAT

We found a rough little camping location, one the side of a levee near Breaux Bridge (pronounced BROBRIDGE in all one word like drawbridge)  named McGees Landing.  After settling in to our grassy, riverside camping spot we booked a two-hour airboat tour.  It was great.  Here are a few highlights:

The airboat drives right up on the shore to park. It runs on a huge V6 engine.

The airboat drives right up on the shore to park. It runs on a huge V6 engine.

Airboat captain- Byron.  Very knowledgable about the swamp.  Lives on a small house-boat nearby.

Airboat captain Byron. Very knowledgable about the swamp. Lives on a small house-boat nearby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the people that rode the airboat with us.  We had the front row= bugs in the teeth seats!!

Here are the people who rode the airboat with us. We had the “front row= bugs in the teeth” seats!!

 

 

Boating under the Breaux Bridge along I-10 through the Atchafalaya Swamp

Boating under the Breaux Bridge along I-10 through the Atchafalaya Swamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We saw five different alligators.  Here is one of them!

We saw five different alligators. Here is one of them!

 

 

Here is that gator, even closer!

Here is that gator, even closer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 responses to “Swamp tour= the Atchafalaya

  1. The only time we spent in Louisiana was in New Orleans years ago (pre-Katrina). But I have been there in my head many times from reading James Lee Burke’s novels about homicide detective Dave Robicheaux and his side-kick private detective Clete Purcell.

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